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Democracy on Life Support
The Big Weekend Read

Democracy on Life Support

Reimagining our great political experiment may save it from terminal decline.

Lee Drutman
Family Ties

Family Ties

Do kinship networks matter in democracy and development?

Daniel Seligson
Dress to Express

Dress to Express

Fashion speaks truth to power.

Richard Thompson Ford
Status, Glory, and Utopia

Status, Glory, and Utopia

We have to be sure that we hand power to the people who want it for the right reason.

Frank DiStefano
Saving Grace

Saving Grace

At 150, George Eliot’s novel offers timely reflection on suffering and hope.

Elayne Allen
The First Amendment Is Not a Suicide Pact

The First Amendment Is Not a Suicide Pact

Confused thinking is standing in the way of a perfectly achievable goal: moderating speech on the internet.

Jack Snyder
Cancel Culture Gone Wild

Cancel Culture Gone Wild

A story of three turmoils, and lessons for managing a ghastly, growing problem.

Jeffrey Gedmin
Tribulations of the Second Trial

Tribulations of the Second Trial

Republicans failed to hold Donald Trump accountable—again. The only safe way forward for American democracy is for voters to hold his acquitters accountable.

Adam Garfinkle