A Political and Literary Forum
The West likes morality plays with clear heroes and villains, in which we play the role of savior.
Alex de Waal
New leaks prove the impeachment is intended to protect corrupt politicians.
Democratic forces persist amid brutal regime violence and sectarian conflict.
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
Plutocracy, not global competition, harms the middle class.
Prominent Hungarian intellectuals have taken surprising anti-immigrant stances.
Is there a political coup underway?
Lessons from Iceland’s brush with the Panama Papers.
Janet Elise Johnson
Spain struggles to honor the legacy of Cervantes.
Bias and due process violations in Brazil’s massive corruption investigation.
The United States will lose the war for control of the Middle East.
Andrew J. Bacevich, Stephen Kinzer
Negotiations may ease the humanitarian crisis—while strengthening Assad.
Weaker European economies chafe against an anti-democratic euro.
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
Bram Wispelwey, Michelle Morse
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
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