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East Asia
Taiwan’s New Multicultural Identity

Wei Te-Sheng’s films illuminate Asia’s under-appreciated success story.

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Empires of Multiplicity

Two new books give us revisionist accounts of the histories of the Holy Roman and Austrian Empires.

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Illiberality
Déclassé: Nothing New Under the Sun

Can we learn anything from past rounds of technological disruption and mass downward socio-economic mobility?

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Bioengineering
The Age of Designer Plagues

The growing ease of genetically modifying bacteria and viruses presages real trouble ahead.

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The Future of the GOP
An Organized Hypocrisy

Party politics has always involved considerable hypocrisy, but the modern Republican Party has taken it to a new level.

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The Political Economy of Illiberality
Technoglobalism and Its Discontents

The economic roots of populist rage.

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Election 2016
Why Ohio?

Ohio is a likely bellwether of the outcome of 2016. Its history explains why.

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brave new world
War in Peace

Cyberspace has brought about an era of persistent confrontation.

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Review
Saudi Journeys

One month in the desert kingdom isn’t enough time to learn its complexities. Even forty years might not do it.

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2016
A Tale of Two Insurgencies

Trump triumphed, Sanders didn’t—but Bernie might have the last laugh.

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