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Hugo Drochon

Hugo Drochon

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Hugo Drochon, Assistant Professor of Political Theory at the University of Nottingham, is the author of Nietzsche’s Great Politics (Princeton University Press, 2016).

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  1. The New French Politics
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    The New French Politics

    Jun 21, 2022 Hugo Drochon explains what the parliamentary elections will mean for President Emmanuel Macron's ability to govern.

  2. Macron vs. Le Pen, Round Two
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    Macron vs. Le Pen, Round Two

    Apr 21, 2022 Hugo Drochon explains why, win or lose, France’s far-right presidential candidate is attracting more voters than ever.

  3. On Liberty, Conspiracy, and Vaccination
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    On Liberty, Conspiracy, and Vaccination

    Jul 2, 2021 Hugo Drochon explains why the fight against the pandemic cannot be won with censorship of bizarre beliefs.

  4. The Master and Mar-a-Lago
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    The Master and Mar-a-Lago

    Feb 12, 2021 Hugo Drochon reviews music critic Alex Ross's deep dive into the legacy of nineteenth-century composer Richard Wagner.

  5. Mask Wars
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    Mask Wars

    Jul 27, 2020 Hugo Drochon urges citizens and politicians alike to grasp the implications of face coverings for democracy.

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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.
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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer

    The escalating war in the Middle East must be understood in a broader context. The fact that the Iranian regime felt emboldened to risk a direct strike on Israel attests to a changing world order in which Western power is increasingly open to challenge.

    considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.

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