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Adam Michnik

Adam Michnik

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Adam Michnik, a leader of Solidarity in 1989 and a participant in the round table talks that ended communist rule in Poland, is Editor-in-Chief of Gazeta Wyborcza.

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  1. The Redemocratization of Poland
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    The Redemocratization of Poland

    Jan 26, 2024 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the challenges of overcoming eight years of populist misrule.

  2. The View from Poland
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    The View from Poland

    Jun 9, 2023 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about recent domestic and geopolitical developments that will shape the country's future.

  3. Putin Must Not Win
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    Putin Must Not Win

    Oct 17, 2022 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the critical importance of not submitting to the Russian president’s nuclear threats.

  4. Putin’s Historic Blunder
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    Putin’s Historic Blunder

    Jun 3, 2022 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the anachronistic thinking that led the Russian president to launch his ill-fated invasion.

  5. What Moves Putin?
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    What Moves Putin?

    Feb 7, 2022 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the deep sources of Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

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    Industrial Policy Is a Nostalgic Pipe Dream

    James K. Galbraith

    To address the public’s anger after four decades of neoliberalism, progressive and center-left economists are calling for innovation to create wealth “for the many” and to deal with climate change, while also reducing market concentration and power. Unfortunately, they are mistaken about where the real problem lies.

    thinks a new economic-policy consensus among center-left economists largely misses the point.
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    Tariffs on Chinese Cleantech Jeopardize the Green Transition

    Jeffrey Frankel warns that US and EU efforts to protect domestic industries from low-cost competition could backfire.
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    Ending the Protectionist Scourge Would Benefit All

    Anne O. Krueger emphasizes the urgency of restoring an open multilateral trading system.
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    Todd G. Buchholz on US debt, Chinese trade practices, industrial policy, and more

    Todd G. Buchholz points out that not all the reasons for the US economy’s strong performance are positive, highlights the limits of antitrust enforcement, suggests that China is undermining both its own future growth and the world trading apparatus, and more.
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    Encouraging Work Is the Right Policy Response to AI

    Michael R. Strain explains why the advent of highly capable machines cannot deliver human flourishing.
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    Europe’s Future Now Lies With France

    Joschka Fischer considers what a neo-nationalist French government would mean for Europe and its place in the world.
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    The Defining Economic Issue of the US Election

    Stephen S. Roach argues that the high price level, not inflation, is weighing on voters ahead of the presidential election.
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    What Does the EU Election Mean for European Climate Policy?

    Laurence Tubiana

    Although the far right's latest electoral gains were not driven primarily by an opposition to climate policies, they will have deleterious effects on Europe's green transition over the next five years. The immediate lesson for climate campaigners is that they have a messaging problem.

    explains how green campaigners can strengthen their message to appeal to ordinary voters.
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    The Geopolitical Imperative to Upgrade the Dollar

    Jordan Bleicher & Josh Lipsky explain how emerging technologies are facilitating efforts to challenge the greenback’s global dominance.

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