Francis Fukuyama
Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
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Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
The Future of Populism at Home and Abroad

Trumpist populism could easily linger longer than most people readily assume.

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Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
Why Populist Nationalism Now?

The economic, political, and cultural sources of the rise of populist nationalism around the globe.

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Viktor Orban (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
What Is Populism?

The term “populism” has been used very loosely in recent times. We need to define it better.

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Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
Political Consequences of the Protestant Reformation, Part III

Modern liberalism’s origins trace not just to Protestant doctrine but also to pragmatic compromise between religious factions.

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Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
Political Consequences of the Protestant Reformation, Part II

Martin Luther and the origins of identity politics.

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Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
Political Consequences of the Protestant Reformation, Part I

Five hundred years on, assessing the impact of the Reformation on the state, identity, and liberalism.

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Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
Social Media and Democracy

The internet and the rise of social media has changed the terms of the free speech debate worldwide—but in the U.S. context, the burden of any move towards control of bad information may have to rest on the platforms themselves.

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Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
Checks and Balances

The U.S. system of checks and balances has turned back some of President Trump’s worst instincts, but in the long run America’s vetocracy poses other problems.

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A Note From Our Chairman
A Relaunch

We first published on September 1, 2005 amidst the crisis triggered by the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and the controversy over the subsequent war it provoked. We face another such watershed today.

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Too Much Law and Too Little Infrastructure

The United States lags behind other Western countries in infrastructure building because we have a system ruled by vetoes.

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