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Postmodernism Revisited
The Dangers of Delusion

A new book by Bruno Maçães argues that “the real world has many disadvantages.” Perhaps—but not as many as the unreal one.

European Disunion
Why Transatlantic Relations Are In Trouble

It’s not solely or even mostly Trump; it’s the EU’s inability to get its act together.

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Pandemic Predictions
What Comes Next

After months of seclusion and death, the boredom of normal life might once again become a rather attractive proposition.

Politics 2020
Europe’s Dying Center-Right

The space between the cosmopolitan and progressive politics of the left and the vulgar nationalism of the populist right is shrinking. My own recent experience running for office attests to it.

Miriam Lexmann (l) and Dalibor Rohac (r)
Q & A
Two Friends of TAI on Campaigning in Slovakia

As Slovaks count votes today, TAI contributing editor Dalibor Rohac and MEP Miriam Lexmann discuss their involvement in their native country’s politics.

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Off Autopilot
Taking the Fight to the Kleptocrats

“Graft and corruption are bad” is an effective, uncontroversial slogan that cuts across ideological divides. It commands support in both center-left and center-right circles—especially in the United States.

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30 Years After Communism
Look Forward, Not Back

Liberal self-flagellation over the supposed failure of post-communist transitions is pointless—and even worse, counterproductive and dangerous.

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.

(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.

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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