mead berger shevtsova garfinkle michta grygiel blankenhorn bayles
David Blankenhorn
Better Angels
Memories
Doreen Spooner/Getty Images
Gone to the Tote-Sum

Perhaps what truly has the power to keep us together in divisive times are the “mystic chords of memory.”

Beyond 2016
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Post-Election Healing

How some Clinton and Trump supporters came together after an ugly election season.

Better Angels
A Conversation with Lew Finfer

David Blankenhorn welcomes Lew Finfer, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Community Action Network, to the Better Angels podcast.

Authoritarianism
The Red Style in American Politics

What do Donald Trump and the Daily Worker have in common?

Codes of Conduct
Calling Miss Manners

How everyday violations of decency threaten a democracy.

Community Organizing
Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Clinton’s Alinsky Problem—and Ours

Saul Alinsky wasn’t a Marxist, and Hillary Clinton wasn’t his acolyte—though you wouldn’t know if from today’s political discourse.

2016
Listening to Trump Voters

The commentariat spends a lot of time talking about Donald Trump—time that might be better spent listening to the people who are voting for him.

Better Angels
The Honorable William F. Winter
A Conversation with William F. Winter

David Blankenhorn talks with with William F. Winter, who has spent a lifetime in Mississippi politics.

State of the Union
The Honorable William F. Winter
In Defense of the Practical Politician

Why government by political outsiders doesn’t necessarily leave us better off.

Better Angels
© David Blankenhorn
With the Anti-Trumpers in New York

This weekend’s anti-Trump protest in New York featured a fair amount of anti-police and anti-free speech rhetoric from the protest leaders. Even so, the course of wisdom is not simply to criticize the protests, but to swell the anti-Trump cause.

Via Meadia Icon
Recent Via Meadia
Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Red Line Redux

Maybe, just maybe, enforcing specific norms against wanton barbarity with threats and demonstrations of violence can work well.

Big Brother Is Watching

China is developing new ways to expand its authoritarian reach, with the pervasive use of facial-recognition technology to track and change its citizens’ behavior.

U.S.-Indian Relations

The U.S.-India summit presented a series of red flags to Pakistan and China.

South Korean Politics

South Korea’s new liberal president is feeling the heat from organized labor, as the blue model cracks up in the country.

Affairs of State

The incoherence of the U.S. approach to Qatar raises questions about the Administration’s approach.

Knock-on

America’s petrochemical industry is booming, thanks to fracking.

© The American Interest LLC 2005-2017 About Us Masthead Submissions Advertise Customer Service