Viewpoints
Death and Taxes
Ladies and Gentlemen, Take Your Places

The global tax race to the bottom is about to begin.

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New History
What Was the Cold War?

Odd Arne Westad’s near-definitive account of the Cold War gets the big things right.

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Money in Politics
Tax Reform for Donors

The tax bill shows that donor influence on Congress remains a problem, but reform efforts to reduce this corruption are further polarizing the country.

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A New Tool in the Toolbox
The Grand Bargain to Give the West Back Its Mojo

Universal Basic Income can incentivize risk taking and help combat regulatory capture.

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A Wake Up Call
This Sputnik Moment

As authoritarian states like China double down on strategic investments and project their “sharp power” abroad, the United States may finally be reaching a new Sputnik moment.

Better Angels
For Family Values and Gun Control

Why not both?

Print & Pixels
Will Big Sister Be Watching?

Digital omniscience meets “the crooked timber of humanity.”

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Transatlantic Trump
How “America First” Turns Into “America Last”

In an unprecedented challenge to the U.S., Germany’s foreign minister proposes “Europe first” and making nice with Putin’s Russia.

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Faustian Bargain
To End Foreign Meddling, End Anonymity

Democratic sovereignty, free speech, perfect anonymity: pick two.

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The Tax Bill
The Cold War and the Welfare State

If you look hard enough, you can almost find ideological consistency in the Republicans’ breathtaking tax bill.

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