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Jason Stanley

Jason Stanley

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Jason Stanley, Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, is the author of How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them (Random House, 2018).

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  1. Elon Musk’s Not-so-Hidden Agenda
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    Elon Musk’s Not-so-Hidden Agenda

    Nov 29, 2022 Jason Stanley thinks the mogul's takeover of Twitter reflects his interest in destroying all democratic information spaces.

  2. One Hundred Years of Fascism
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    One Hundred Years of Fascism

    Oct 28, 2022 Jason Stanley marks the centennial of Mussolini’s March on Rome by explaining the ideology’s staying power.

  3. The Genocidal Identity
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    The Genocidal Identity

    Apr 27, 2022 Jason Stanley sees Russia going down the same path as Nazi Germany did to justify its war of aggression in Ukraine.

  4. A COVID Genocide in the Americas?
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    A COVID Genocide in the Americas?

    Jan 18, 2021 Federico Finchelstein & Jason Stanley call for a debate on the historical and moral implications of the Brazilian and US pandemic responses.

  5. Will Fascism Win the US Election?
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    Will Fascism Win the US Election?

    Oct 30, 2020 Jason Stanley, et al. see worrying signs that Donald Trump is preparing to weaponize his cult of personality.

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    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.
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    Davos Man Has a People Problem

    Antara Haldar suspects that the socially “disembedded” economic logic of globalization has gone as far as it can go.
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    Eliminate the Debt Ceiling

    Willem H. Buiter thinks the US Constitution and common sense argue for a de facto abolition of the cap.
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    Japan’s Fiscal Dilemma

    Takatoshi Ito explains why the country’s deficit-financed spending spree endangers its national security.
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    Too Soon for Global Optimism

    Kenneth Rogoff

    It is hard to reconcile the jubilant mood of many business leaders with the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine. While there are some positive signs of economic recovery, a sudden escalation could severely destabilize the global economy, cause a stock market crash, and accelerate deglobalization.

    warns that the Ukraine war and economic fragmentation are still jeopardizing world growth prospects.
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    Why Europe’s Franco-German Engine Is Stalling

    Jean Pisani-Ferry cautions that the two countries' differences are so substantial that a hasty compromise will not suffice.
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    Central Banks Should Slow Down

    Lucrezia Reichlin fears the consequences of excessive interest-rate hikes in the US, the UK, and especially the eurozone.
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    Three Cheers for Hybrid Work

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg thinks the advantages of more flexible labor arrangements outweigh the disadvantages.
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    The German Lamb Is Learning to Howl

    Josef Joffe

    The nation that went to the gates of Moscow in World War II has become as aggressive as a cuddly cat. But with its decision to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine, Germany's "culture of reticence," particularly with respect to Russia, may soon be a thing of the past.

    examines the origins and implications of the landmark decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine.

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