Sunday, April 26, 2015
  1. Democracy Versus Growth?

    Harold James

    Democracy Versus Growth?

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     debunks the view that authoritarian regimes are better at promoting long-term prosperity.

    Dogs tug of war frisbee TimmyGUNZ/Flickr

    Europe’s ongoing malaise has reignited the old debate over which form of government produces better economic performance. Are authoritarian regimes, with their ability to ram through unpopular choices, more effective at generating growth, or does liberal democracy, with its built in checks and balances, yield greater prosperity? READ MORE

  2. Good-Government Authoritarianism?

    Alfred Stepan, ET AL
  3. Three Encounters with Hillary

    Bernard-Henri Lévy
  4. Mr. Abe Goes to Washington

    Yuriko Koike

    Mr. Abe Goes to Washington

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     on why Japan's prime minister will address the US Congress – and why it's never happened before.

    Shinzo Abe arms open Shinzo Abe/Ma Ping/ZumaPress

    Later this month, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will address a joint session of the US Congress. The Japan-US alliance is now 63 years old, so why is this the first time that a democratically elected Japanese leader has received this honor from the American government and people? READ MORE

  5. A War of Values With Russia

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Focal Point

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