TAI Conversations
Bernard-Henri Lévy & Francis Fukuyama

Bernard-Henri Lévy, author of The Virus in the Age of Madness, joins Francis Fukuyama for a wide-ranging conversation on the global response to the pandemic, the challenges facing Western democracies, and what comes next.

In Memoriam
A Tribute to Owen Harries

The author of The End of History reflects on the life and friendship of Owen Harries (1930-2020), a founding editor of The National Interest and a mentor and inspiration to us here at TAI.

The China Challenge
What Kind of Regime Does China Have?

Xi’s totalitarian model has precedents in both modern and ancient Chinese history. But it was not—and still isn’t—inevitable.

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TAI Virtual Conversation
Francis Fukuyama on Political Decay in Democratic Societies

On Wednesday, May 13, TAI hosted a Zoom discussion with Francis Fukuyama about how the coronavirus might impact our politics. Due to a technical error, we were unable to stream the conversation live; the following is a transcript of the conversation as it occurred.

Post-COVID
The Wages of American Political Decay

The coronavirus is unlikely to clear the decks for long-term policy reforms. If anything, it may put them further out of reach.

TAI Conversations
“Totalitarianism as a Mindset Can Be Anywhere”

The authors of “The End of History” and “Reading Lolita in Tehran” discuss coronavirus, Iran, James Baldwin, campus culture, and why imagination and literature are essential to combatting authoritarianism.

Letter to Readers
Rebuilding Reality

The defining feature of the impeachment hearings has been an inability to agree on the contours of reality—which bodes ill for the future of liberal democracy. In the new print issue, Susan B. Glasser and David J. Kramer talk democracy in the age of Trump. Also in the issue: the China challenge, plus race, culture, and identity in America.

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TAI Conversations
The Last Man and the Future of History

TAI Chairman Francis Fukuyama looks back on his famous essay thirty years later—and looks ahead to the challenges facing the West tomorrow.

Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
Interrogating Identity

A conversation with Richard Aldous on the origins of modern identity politics.

Peter Lauth, World Economic Forum
The Clash at 25
Huntington’s Legacy

Samuel Huntington was not right about everything. Rather, his greatness lay in his ability to conceptualize big ideas in a wide variety of fields.

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