The origins of Putin’s worldview—and the rise of Russia’s new ruling class
The president is deploying the kind of performative authoritarianism that Vladimir Putin pioneered.
At some point, her Reaganite optimism slowly hardened into something better described as a form of apocalyptic pessimism.
The president and his party ginned up fear of LGBTQ people—and rode that strategy to reelection.
The president’s mindless nationalism has come to this: Americans are not welcome in Europe or Mexico.
Under the president’s control, U.S.-funded broadcasters could turn into a presidential propaganda machine.
As protests multiply, uncertainty abounds—and Trump is using it to frighten Americans far from any violence.
Why have Republican leaders abandoned their principles in support of an immoral and dangerous president?
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The president created a leadership vacuum. China intends to fill it.
In Hungary, the pandemic was just an excuse.
Around the world, rulers are using the pandemic as an excuse to grab more power. And the public is going along with it.
Like Japan in the mid-1800s, the United States now faces a crisis that disproves everything the country believes about itself.
A nation’s response to disaster speaks to its strengths—and to its dysfunctions.
Citizens of a once-prosperous nation live amid the havoc created by socialism, illiberal nationalism, and political polarization.
In a hotel ballroom in Rome, leaders of the nationalist right took a grim view of Western liberal democracy—which Cold War conservatives deeply believed in.
As Britain withdraws from the EU, signs of future conflict are already evident.
Democracy depends on the rule of law. But the leading party treats the Polish judiciary as a mere obstacle to power.
In a series of comments in late December, the Russian president appeared to blame Poland for the outbreak of the Second World War.
American conservatives who find themselves identifying with Putin’s regime refuse to see the country for what it actually is.