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Richard K. Sherwin

Richard K. Sherwin

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Richard K. Sherwin is Professor Emeritus of Law at New York Law School.

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  1. Patriots in Name Only
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    Patriots in Name Only

    Jan 25, 2023 Richard K. Sherwin considers the implications of the Republican Party's challenge to the state's power to make and enforce law.

  2. Elon Musk’s Covert War on Free Speech
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    Elon Musk’s Covert War on Free Speech

    Oct 13, 2022 Richard K. Sherwin shows why the billionaire’s professed rationale for buying Twitter is fundamentally bogus.

  3. America’s Dangerous Descent into Violence
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    America’s Dangerous Descent into Violence

    Jul 22, 2022 Richard K. Sherwin attributes the rise in mass shootings to a politically motivated unraveling of sovereign authority.

  4. Democracy Under Siege in America
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    Democracy Under Siege in America

    Jul 7, 2020 Richard K. Sherwin describes a republic where bad faith pervades the political system and citizens' last recourse is protest.

  5. Democracy’s Missing Meaning
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    Democracy’s Missing Meaning

    May 15, 2015 Richard K. Sherwin believes that defeating violent extremists requires rediscovering democracy’s underlying purposes.

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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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