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Gordon S. Wood

Gordon S. Wood

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Gordon S. Wood, Professor Emeritus of History at Brown University, is the author of The Radicalism of the American Revolution, The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States, and Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815.

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  1. The Second Jacksonian Age
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    The Second Jacksonian Age

    Mar 4, 2021 Gordon S. Wood highlights the striking similarities between the current political era and an earlier “epoch of the hoax.”

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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.
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    Hide the Swastikas

    Ian Buruma examines the renaissance and governing prospects of Europe’s far-right political parties.
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    Pound Foolishness

    Jim O'Neill blames the new UK government's fiscal plan for the British currency's collapse to historic lows.
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    Bolsonarismo After Bolsonaro

    Andre Pagliarini suspects the Brazilian president knows he is heading for defeat in October’s election.
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    The Faith-Based Reaganomics of Liz Truss

    Chris Patten argues that the UK government's new fiscal plan is reckless and may lead to an economic crisis.
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    Putin’s New Nuclear Blackmail

    Dina Khapaeva urges Western leaders not to give in to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threats.

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