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On Liberty
Free Speech Under Siege

For Mill, liberty was only valuable insofar as it contributed to a higher good. Today’s woke activists agree.

Dystopia vs. Dystopia
The Sino-American Rivalry in Cultural Context

An Orwellian China is sidling up to a Huxleyan America in what could become a catastrophic encounter between two different forms of insanity.

Trilateral Trade
Preventing Protectionism

The global trading system has been under stress for some time. A three-way agreement, between the U.S., UK, and EU, could lighten the load.

Identity and Politics
A Tale of Two Protests

Why police protests in cities like Minneapolis and Portland have been so violent, while ones in cities like Detroit and Baltimore have been relatively peaceful.

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Sinosphere
The End of China’s “Peaceful Rise”

Two generations of American scholars held out hope that China would become “a responsible stakeholder.” In 2020, those hopes have been dashed.

The Other Epidemic
The Tyranny of Groupthink

To understand the Woke New World, read what Tocqueville wrote about America 200 years ago (while keeping Pogo and George Orwell in mind).

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Print & Pixels
An Abuse of Power

The new head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, ostensibly dedicated to furthering American principles, is now endangering brave journalists who have spent their careers defending them.

Decision Point
Renewed Transatlanticism or a Post-American Europe?

The current turmoil in Transatlantic relations isn’t all about Trump. European leaders’ choices now will have a critical impact on the Transatlantic future.

Alienation
Why Life Feels Like a TV Show

We’ve been alienated not only from the world, but from ourselves.

Crime and Punishment
Criminal Injustice

While the excesses of American policing are magnified by racism, they are also independent of it—and almost all Americans share some responsibility for our excessively punitive culture.

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