Martha Bayles
Print & Pixels
Print & Pixels
The Not-So-Magic Kingdom

Disney is hardly alone in groveling before the gates of the Middle Kingdom.

Print & Pixels
Academic Freedom in an Era of Globalization

The campus free speech wars aren’t the only threat to American higher education.

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Back to Basics
A Teachable Moment

The Trump presidency is giving Americans a crash course in civics. Are we capable of sharing the lessons with the world?

Iranian tank destroys satellite dishes as part of a sweep of banned media sources. MOHSEN TAVARO/AFP/Getty Images
Radio Farda
Reading the News in Tehran

What the critics get wrong about RFE-RL’s Persian language news service, Radio Farda.

Loud and Clear
Don’t Kick Voice of America When It’s Down

VOA’s alleged mishandling of a Chinese insider’s interview shouldn’t overshadow the important work done by it and the other U.S. government-sponsored broadcasters.

Back of the Class
Carter Gets a D

And that’s with the benefit of substantial grade inflation.

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Milo Murray & Middlebury
How Not to Defend Free Speech

And why some limits on speech are not only good but even necessary for a free society.

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Six Lessons
Protecting America’s Voice Abroad

A memo to the new CEO of U.S. international media.

Eat the Press
Will Tweety Eat Sylvester?

Why is the President-elect so good at getting the media to chase their own tails?

The Writing on the Wall
It’s the Corruption, Stupid

How Westerners misunderstand the Eurasian drift of former Soviet republics like Moldova.

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