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The Next Economy
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The End of the Working Class

A terrible loss that shouldn’t be mourned.

New World Disorder
The Return of the “Old Normal”

Once again, as before the age of the European empires, political order has become weak in much of the world.

Unfounded Fears
The Great Global Governance Scare

The fear of “global governance” runs rampant among conservatives and libertarians, as if an unaccountable global autocracy was just around the corner. It’s not.

After a Chaotic Decade
The West Needs a Strategy

A decade of setbacks for the West abroad and at home point to the urgent need for coordinated and coherent strategic thinking.

Citizens United
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Courting Corruption

The truth about the legal morass created by the controversial Citizens United ruling, and why it matters.

Hong Kong and China
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Twilight for Hong Kong’s Democracy?

Hong Kong’s young democracy activists are being thrown in jail. But the movement should hold out hope for change, both locally and in mainland China.

Civil War Monuments
Take Them All Away

We need to mitigate the looming repolarization of race and racial politics in America after more than half a century of incomplete but hardly trivial progress. This may require some deliberate loss of memory.

Social Science
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Charlottesville and the Threshold of Extremism

Will Charlottesville have little effect on our country, or begin a cascade toward total civilizational change? The science of social behavior provides a clue.

after charlottesville
Will the Nazi Purge Work?

The problem with Silicon Valley’s suppression of the alt-right isn’t that it’s bad, in principle, for elites to disfavor extremist and incorrect ideas. It’s that tech executives aren’t up to the task.

Parsing the President
The “New” Afghanistan Strategy

It’s a lot like the old Afghanistan strategy, but with Trumpian characteristics.

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Daily Feed
Hugging the News Cycle
Setting Sun

President Trump now has the option to levy import tariffs on solar panels that caused “serious injury” to U.S. producers.

the new culture wars

The policy that set in motion a fierce culture war over young people, sex, and the meaning of consent is no more.

Rogue Nations

Trump’s simultaneous confrontation of Pyongyang and Tehran could have unintended consequences.

Pricing Carbon

Interest in cap and trade has waxed—not waned—after Trump’s decision to pull out of Paris.

Spanish Secession

The EU is walking a fine line as it uneasily backs Spain’s clampdown on Catalan separatists.

Examining the Energiewende

On the heels of news that Berlin will fall short of an emissions target, a new study says Germany will miss a renewable energy consumption goal.

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