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Support for pro-Trump Republicans remains driven by relatively well-off whites in fast-growing, rapidly diversifying suburbs—not by economic despair in rural America.
With its elite decision-makers and opinion-formers—and over 1.5 million copies sold per week—the Economist has exerted tremendous influence on popular liberal discourse for more than a century.
Germany’s official policy of shame about its past is a model the United States should adopt. But it won’t protect either country from far-right extremism.
Samuel Clowes Huneke
The calculus of power isn’t defined by hits or clicks or tweets. It is measured in relationships and meaningful reactions over time.
Many revere Latin as the soul of Western civilization. But its beauty should not keep us from reckoning with its history.
The right’s success in media is not a shadowy conspiracy; it has been achieved out in the open, largely through ordinary politics. Much of it can be countered the same way.
Moral thinking about debt has fluctuated throughout U.S. history. Today’s calls for cancellation suggest it may be poised for transformation once again.
Far-right leaders often call for one nation united under one language. At the same time, they have always been good at using translation to spread their politics.
Political hobbyism takes well-meaning citizens away from pursuing power.
A bumper crop of brilliant essays on why populism isn't “anti-elite”, Trump isn’t a populist, and more.
Rosie Gillies, Boston Review
Atul Gawande helped popularize the idea that health care spending is high because we use too much medicine. He was wrong: it’s the prices, and who pays them.
The New York Times’s new 1619 Project argues fiercely for a new understanding of what it means to believe in America—and it is cracking the very foundations of conservatism.
Contemporary gun violence is not so much terrorism as tradition. It is deeply intertwined with the white supremacist foundations of the United States.
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