A Political and Literary Forum
Many say that despite Trump, our democracy is strong. But John Dewey cautioned that institutions alone won't save us.
As the Trump–Putin summit made clear, U.S. policy in Syria has always been about grand strategy—never about what would actually help the people on the ground.
Aslı U. Bâli, Aziz Rana
Both at home and abroad, Trump deploys a politics of misogyny—lifted right from Machiavelli.
Trump may be egregious, but he is also a symptom of a much bigger problem facing modern presidents: the inability to govern.
The Founding Fathers didn't design Congress to solve national problems in the national interest.
William Howell, Terry M. Moe
We can’t fully appreciate the current anti-immigration moment without understanding the decades-long investment by right-wing movement politics.
Robert L. Tsai, Calvin TerBeek
Political lessons from the state of resistance.
Were data crimes perpetrated against U.S. voters? We are about to know a lot more.
Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearing is later this week. Here’s why we should all be concerned.
To understand Russian and U.S. strategies, you have to read between the lines.
Thomas Graham, Rajan Menon
A conversation between Arlie Hochschild and Archon Fung.
Arlie Hochschild, Archon Fung
The philosopher Herbert Marcuse saw machines as our greatest hope for real liberty. But in Trump’s America, automation feels more totalitarian than ever.
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
Shellyne Rodriguez, Billy Anania
David Theo Goldberg
Carmen Lea Dege
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