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From the Archives
The Paradise Papers: A Reading Guide

As the Paradise Papers stir public debate about offshore finance and dirty money, seven articles from the TAI archives provide a guide to the legal, political, and moral questions at stake.

News Analysis
The Real Lessons of RT’s Foreign Agent Registration

RT’s new filing as a foreign agent shows how lavishly funded its American operations are—and raises troubling questions about where all that money is really going.

Bemused
Lyricism as Poetry in 21st-Century America

Song lyrics as the gateway to an appreciation of poetry.

News Analysis
The Future of Saad Hariri

The Lebanese prime minister’s resignation points to a new Saudi strategy in the region.

News Analysis
The Black Box of Saudi Politics

Is Mohammed bin Salman’s surprise purge an anti-corruption drive or a consolidation of power? It could be both.

Anniversary
Political Consequences of the Protestant Reformation, Part III

Modern liberalism’s origins trace not just to Protestant doctrine but also to pragmatic compromise between religious factions.

Anniversary
Political Consequences of the Protestant Reformation, Part II

Martin Luther and the origins of identity politics.

Anniversary
Political Consequences of the Protestant Reformation, Part I

Five hundred years on, assessing the impact of the Reformation on the state, identity, and liberalism.

A New Beginning
Welcome to Democracy Square

It is my pleasure to welcome you to this blog about the issues and challenges confronting democracy at home and abroad.

Internet Age
Social Media and Democracy

The internet and the rise of social media has changed the terms of the free speech debate worldwide—but in the U.S. context, the burden of any move towards control of bad information may have to rest on the platforms themselves.

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