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United States

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
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
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
Patriotism’s Reclamation Project
Books

Patriotism’s Reclamation Project

A new book tries to salvage another aspect of our culture being squeezed: patriotism.

Gabriel Schoenfeld
1619 vs. 1776

1619 vs. 1776

A common historical narrative is part of the glue that holds a nation together. Editorial board member Daniel Chirot argues that American renewal depends upon empathy and compromise in how we tell the American story.

Daniel Chirot