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Liberalism’s Future: A Symposium
We Know What We Have To Do

We Know What We Have To Do

Holding the perpetrators of January 6 accountable is not an act of vengeance; it is required for the defense of democracy.

Larry Diamond
The Making of the President, Sixty Years Ago

The Making of the President, Sixty Years Ago

In 1960 journalist Theodore H. White wrote his bestselling, Pulitzer-Prize-winning book about John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign. Our editorial board member Michael Mandelbaum looks back.

Michael Mandelbaum
The World Holds Its Breath

The World Holds Its Breath

Allies are transfixed. Enemies see America’s decline. Voices from around the world remind us that the worst in America has always brought out the best in America.

Hiro Aida, Peter Hartcher, Laure Mandeville, Nadeem Paracha, Santiago Previde, Lilia Shevtsova
Pardon Power, Abused

Pardon Power, Abused

Donald Trump’s dead-of-night pardons stray from the Constitution’s intent for the presidential power, and are just another blow to trust in government.

Gary J. Schmitt
Two Eruptions

Two Eruptions

American Purpose editorial board member Richard Thompson Ford on protest, anger, and causes just and unjust.

Richard Thompson Ford
Badfellas
Film

Badfellas

Scorsese’s gangster masterpiece has turned 30, and while America has always had a soft spot for rule-breakers, we’ve clearly taken things too far.

Matt Hanson
Sell It Again, Uncle Sam

Sell It Again, Uncle Sam

America has yet to design its artillery for today’s War of Ideas. It’s on, and the stakes are as important as ever.

Michael McFaul