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Alternate Reality
What If Trump Had Lost In 2016?

And another Republican had won.

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Rotterdam
The City of Europe’s Future

Forget economic anxiety. Rotterdam is a warning that the emerging political fight across Europe really is about cultural assimilation after all.

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Rational Conflict
What Macron Got Wrong

Macron’s ideology prevents him from grasping an important truth: Sometimes there are no “win-win” solutions.

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Kleptocracy in America
Why the Robert Mueller Fandom Misses the Point

Liberal hero worship misses that it is not just bad people, but a bad system that is breeding collusion between American elites and the world’s kleptocrats.

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Book Review
Crashed and Burning

Adam Tooze reveals the unanswered questions still roiling European politics.

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The New Left Review
What Is Millennial Socialism?

This is not your parents’ Left. And you’d better believe they’ll leave a mark.

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After Trump
The Right’s Straw Left

Obsessed with “owning the libs”, the Right has missed how it has opened the door to a muscular, credible populism of the Left.

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Against the Mafia State
Grinda’s War

Who is the Spanish prosecutor fighting the Russian mafia state?

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Whore of Power
Curzio Malaparte, Mon Amour

Mussolini’s Michael Wolff is the writer to rediscover for the Trump era.

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The Colonial Sublime
Non to Tocqueville!

America’s favorite Frenchman is not what he seems.

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