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- Dec 12 20164 minutes
Why Trump’s Republican Party Is Embracing Russia
Ideological and civilizational conservatives united in opposition to the Soviet Union, but divide on whether Putin’s Russia is a totalitarian enemy, or a defender of the Christian west.
- Feb 1 20174 minutes
Reading In The Dark
In the age of Trump, literature can sustain those searching for the courage to resist the politics of division.
- Sep 15 20161 minute
A Reading List for Powerful Women
Two new books on gender in the workplace can help women and men become better colleagues and managers.
- Dec 18 20165 minutes
The Elusive Definition of 'Fascist'
Fascism is in the running to be Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year. But it’s not the right word for the current moment.
- Feb 1 20171 minute
Cochair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Jan 31 20174 minutes
Why Did This Happen in Canada?
The context of the Quebec shooting
- Feb 3 20173 minutes
Milo Yiannopoulos Tested Progressives—and They Failed
Conservative students have the right to bring obnoxious bigots to speak on campus and other students have a right to protest. But controversial speakers should be allowed to speak.
- Dec 2 201611 minutes
Le Front Trump: Europe's Populist Revolt Is Spreading
It's getting harder for centrists to convince themselves right-wing nationalism will disappear any time soon.
- Jan 22 20173 minutes
The 'Far Right' in America: A Brief Taxonomy
Untangling the different figures and factions, from the Klan to the alt-right.
- Feb 21 20175 minutes
The Alt-Right's Intellectual Darling Hated Christianity
The Italian philosopher Julius Evola is an unlikely hero for defenders of the “Judeo-Christian West.”
- Feb 10 20176 minutes
Why Forced Secularism in Schools Leads to Polarization
In France, the governmental devotion to a national culture has left some students fighting for their identities.
- Feb 2 20173 minutes
Donald Trump Declares a Vision of Religious Nationalism
At the annual prayer breakfast in Washington, the president focused on the violent, ideological threats to America.
- Jan 6 20178 minutes
Putin And The Populists
The roots of Russia's political appeal in Europe and the United States
- Dec 19 20165 minutes
How People Power Is Splitting Europe
DONALD TRUMP MET WITH HIS FIRST FOREIGN ally just a few days after winning the U.S. presidency. But it wasn’t one of the world’s leading statesmen who got the invitation to Trump Tower. It was Nigel Farage, a man once considered a footnote in British
- Aug 8 20163 minutes
A Summer of Bloodshed Threatens Europe’s Union
“WE ARE ON THE BRINK OF A CIVIL war.” That’s how Patrick Calvar, head of France’s domestic-security agency, described the jihadist threat to his country in early summer. Just a few weeks later, a man drove a truck through crowds in Nice, killing 84 p
- Jan 30 20173 minutes
Trump's Immigration Order Is a Propaganda Victory for ISIS
The American president has reinforced the victimhood narrative at the core of the Islamic State’s recruitment pitch.
- Sep 5 20162 minutes
India’s Economic Engine Has a Rocky Road Ahead
SINCE 2014, INDIA HAS BEEN THE emerging-market world’s most positive story. That’s mainly because Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have cut red tape to make it easier to do business in this historically closed country
- Feb 12 20172 minutes
The Muslim Brotherhood And The Question Of Terrorism
It’s fine to think that the group is bad, authoritarian, or illiberal. But the debate about designating it pits facts against ideology.
- Feb 18 20174 minutes
The Long Arm of Marine Le Pen
Quebec is flirting with French-style secularism—and courting its risks.
- Feb 2 20175 minutes
How Conservatives Can Save America
If properly understood and marshaled, they “can be a liberal democracy's strongest bulwark against the dangers posed by intolerant social movements.”
- Sep 1 20161 minute
It’s Time to Start Worrying About a Frexit
“BREXIT” has made it clear that Europe’s postwar trend toward integration is no historical inevitability. Crises once dismissed as mere speed bumps on the road to an ever closer union now have the potential to unravel the project even further. The st
- Nov 27 20163 minutes
The Republic Repeals Itself
An experiment in democracy that may not reach its 250th birthday.
- Feb 20 20176 minutes
There Is No American 'Deep State'
Experts on Turkish politics say the use of that term misunderstands what it means in Turkey—and the ways that such allegations can be used to enable political repression.
- Feb 24 20177 minutes
Inside the Black Bloc Tactic That Roiled Berkeley
The tactic that demonstrators used against Milo Yiannopoulos is one that’s existed for decades in countries such as Germany.
- Oct 3 20168 minutes
Europe Swings Right
Austria is poised to elect a far-right President, in the clearest sign yet of a continental drift rightward.
- Dec 5 20163 minutes
Thatcherism Redux In France
A pro-Putin student of the Iron Lady squares off against an anti-immigrant backer of the Big State | “What will be left for the poorest people and the middle classes?”
- Jan 2 20172 minutes
Europe: The E.U. Can Emerge From 2017 Stronger, If It Survives
NEXT YEAR COULD BE THE MOST CONSEQUENTIAL FOR Europe since the Berlin Wall fell, or maybe even since the end of World War II. It is no exaggeration to say that the E.U.’s future lies in the balance. First, the election of Donald Trump has created un
- Feb 3 20173 minutes
A 'City On A Hill' As A Fortress In A Moat
The notion that one form of prejudice can defeat another is an illusion.
- Jan 12 20171 minute
What Is Marine Le Pen Doing at Trump Tower?
The leader of a far-right French political party was seen in the building on Thursday, although it's unclear whether Trump knew she was coming.
- Dec 25 20164 minutes
The National Interest: Jonathan Chait
Donald Trump’s Shiny Marxism A strategy for ruling after losing the popular vote.