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Journalism Dies in Darkness

U.S. media is often clueless about foreign-language journalism funded by its own government. That is a topic worth shining some light on.

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Symbols on Horseback

How to resolve America’s monument wars? The experiences of Macedonia and Russia suggest some unlikely lessons.

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Democracy’s Ugly Brother

The shrillness, vulgarity, and shamelessness on display in the Kavanaugh spectacle will only get worse—because it is in the self-interest of our bottom-line-obsessed media to let it get worse.

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The Right Approach to Rights

There is nothing wrong about our current conception of human rights that cannot be cured by the best elements of our own tradition.

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No News Is Bad News

The memory of 20th-century totalitarianism causes many in the West to conjure up images of state-run media using heavy-handed propaganda to indoctrinate the masses in a particular ideology. This is no longer the main threat.

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Not Quite the Big Picture

A new book on the changing face of Hollywood is smarter on commerce than on culture.  

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Drilling Down at Cannes

Let’s not roll out the red carpet as Saudi Arabia enters the movie business.

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The King of Masks

How the “Xi change” in China is causing an invisible earthquake.

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We All Play Our Parts

Five discomfiting aspects of the media spectacle that now accompanies every mass shooting.

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With All Due Respect

A lesson from Nigeria, on balancing the blessings of modernity and the celebration of an ancestral past.

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