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    Higher Education and the Crisis of Democracy

    Daniel Chirot

    Three recent books by established academics add to the chorus of those decrying the slow and steady death of what used to be called a “liberal education.” Because a proper understanding of history and human complexity is necessary for democracy, Daniel Chirot of the University of Washington thinks the authors are right to worry.

    reviews three recent books that aim to defend liberal education in an age of anti-liberal extremes.
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    Putin’s Poker

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    1. Nina L. Khrushcheva Nina L. Khrushcheva ,
    2. Robert Skidelsky Robert Skidelsky ,
    3. Joschka Fischer Joschka Fischer ,
    4. Charles Tannock Charles Tannock ,
    5. Hilary Appel Hilary Appel ,
    6. Jennifer Taw Jennifer Taw ,
    7. Sławomir Sierakowski Sławomir Sierakowski ,
    8. Harold James Harold James ,
    9. Javier Solana Javier Solana

    History looms large in the current high-stakes standoff between Russia and the West over Ukraine, and a wide range of outcomes remains possible. How hard a line toward the Kremlin should the leading Western powers take, and can they present a united front?

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Higher Education and the Crisis of Democracy

Daniel Chirot

Three recent books by established academics add to the chorus of those decrying the slow and steady death of what used to be called a “liberal education.” Because a proper understanding of history and human complexity is necessary for democracy, Daniel Chirot of the University of Washington thinks the authors are right to worry.

reviews three recent books that aim to defend liberal education in an age of anti-liberal extremes.
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Putin’s Poker

Featured in this Big Picture
  1. Nina L. Khrushcheva Nina L. Khrushcheva ,
  2. Robert Skidelsky Robert Skidelsky ,
  3. Joschka Fischer Joschka Fischer ,
  4. Charles Tannock Charles Tannock ,
  5. Hilary Appel Hilary Appel ,
  6. Jennifer Taw Jennifer Taw ,
  7. Sławomir Sierakowski Sławomir Sierakowski ,
  8. Harold James Harold James ,
  9. Javier Solana Javier Solana

History looms large in the current high-stakes standoff between Russia and the West over Ukraine, and a wide range of outcomes remains possible. How hard a line toward the Kremlin should the leading Western powers take, and can they present a united front?

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Inflation Remedies

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  1. John H. Cochrane,
  2. Jürgen Stark,
  3. Thomas Mayer,
  4. Gunther Schnabl,
  5. Melvyn B. Krauss,
  6. Jayati Ghosh,
  7. Dani Rodrik,
  8. Jason Furman

With the rate of price increases in the United States and the eurozone currently at multi-decade highs, many argue that central bankers have been asleep at the switch. But is rapid monetary-policy tightening necessarily the most appropriate response to the current inflationary surge, and how can economists better anticipate the next one?

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Why Kazakhstan Matters

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  1. Djoomart Otorbaev,
  2. Nargis Kassenova,
  3. Sławomir Sierakowski,
  4. Nina L. Khrushcheva

Following several days of violent nationwide protests, the Kazakh authorities, with the help of Russian-led forces, appear to have restored order. For the United States and China, the episode has highlighted the strategic importance of this resource-rich Central Asian country, as well as the scope of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s imperial ambitions.

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