Viewpoints
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The War That Never Ends
Once More, This Time with Feeling

Todd Gitlin’s retro-wishful thinking about the Vietnam antiwar movement.

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State of the Union
Donald Trump: America’s First Post-White President

Trumpism is not a simple retread of the white supremacy of the past, but a new form of the self-destructive politics of ressentiment.

Platform or Publisher?
The Tech Giants Must Be Reined In

Silicon Valley usurped the role of traditional news media, without assuming any accompanying social responsibilities.

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Potemkin Committee Hearing
The Diplomat vs. the Lobbyist

A former U.S. congressman is leveling serious accusations against a U.S. diplomat on behalf of Viktor Orbán.

The View from England
Why I’ve Had Enough of George Orwell

Orwell is a terrible role-model for an age that needs more serious people honestly grappling with complexity.

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Framing the Debate
Beware the Russian Elephant

As the West considers how to respond to the Kremlin’s use of bots, trolls, fake news, and hacks as tools of foreign policy, the way we describe things will define whether we prevail.

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Party Politics
The Primary Problem

Primaries encourage polarization and lock politicians into a cycle of overpromising and underdelivering. Is there a better way?

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A Modest Proposal
Make Conservatism Moderate Again

Today’s right-wing radicalism sits ill with the central tenets of conservatism. Conservatives would do well to rediscover the virtues of prudence, humility, and moderation.

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Political Decay
How to Reverse the Degradation of Our Politics

To fix democracy globally, we must first address toxic partisanship and polarization here at home. A promising electoral experiment in Maine might show the way.

Print & Pixels
The Not-So-Magic Kingdom

Disney is hardly alone in groveling before the gates of the Middle Kingdom.

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