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Eric Posner

Eric Posner

Writing for PS since 2019
12 commentaries

Eric Posner, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, is the author, most recently, of The Demagogue’s Playbook: The Battle for American Democracy from the Founders to Trump.

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  1. Why Try Trump?
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    Why Try Trump?

    Feb 10, 2021 Eric Posner says the trial of the former US president by the Senate is clearly legitimate, but questions the charge.

  2. The Trump Paradox
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    The Trump Paradox

    Dec 22, 2020 Eric Posner shows why the outgoing US president could not pose as grave a threat to liberal democracy as many had feared.

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    G.I. Joe Trotsky

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    As far as anyone can tell, the US military is not on the verge of an internal breakdown, let alone primed to stage a coup d’état. But few predicted anything like the US Capitol riot before protesters equipped with body armor, stun guns, and zip-ties breached the building.

    highlights the revolutionary potential of a Bolshevik tactic embraced by far-right extremists.
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    The Recovery of Women

    Among its many harmful effects, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated long-standing gender inequalities. If leaders are serious about “building back better” and promoting inclusive economies and societies, they must take concrete steps to empower women at home, at work, and in policymaking.


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