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Dumbing Down
Sovereignty Is No Solution

Conservatives used to have a deep appreciation for the fundamental complexity of human societies and thus abhorred simplistic solutions. Their recent fetishization of “sovereignty” as a cure-all is a betrayal of their tradition.

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(James Gillray, Art Institute of Chicago)
Proceduralism vs. Populism
The Flight 93 Temptation

Moderates must avoid the impulse to borrow from the populists’ illiberal playbook, even as they find a way to re-imagine the institutions that once served us well.

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Of Lemons and Lemonade
Between A Rock and A Hard Brexit

Like it or not, a hard Brexit is overwhelmingly likely. The goal, now, has to be to make the best of it.

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Johann Peter Krafft, “Charge from the Fortress of Szigetvár” (Wikimedia Commons)
European Disunion
A Pyrrhic Victory for Central Europe

In the EU leadership contest, the Visegrád countries have succeeded in stymying their opponents but have failed utterly to advance their own interests.

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(Wikipedia Commons)
Deradicalization
In Support of David Frenchism

Sohrab Ahmari’s worldview is completely incompatible with basic tenets of liberalism.

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(Wikipedia Commons)
Overlapping Dissensus
The Holy Roman Union

The EU shares a number of characteristics with the Holy Roman Empire: overlapping sources of political authority with sometimes universal claims, and multiple and fuzzy political loyalties.

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“Visegrád,” by Károly Markó the Elder
Old Habits
Against Visegrád

Sometimes, old concepts are simply no longer useful.

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Slovakia Returns to Normal
A Rebuke for Populism?

Slovakia seems set to elect a pro-Western reformist as President. Are we looking at a turning point for Europe?

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COST Discipline
The Solution to Capitalist Inequality: Radical Markets

The problems the radical Left seeks to address are real. But their solutions are not nearly radical enough.

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Us and Them
The Vices of Nationalism

“Conservative democracy” is no substitute for multilateralism.

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