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Richard K. Sherwin

Richard K. Sherwin

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Richard K. Sherwin is Professor of Law and Director of the Visual Persuasion Project at New York Law School. He is the co-editor (with Danielle Celermajer) of A Cultural History of Law in the Modern Age (Bloomsbury, 2019).

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. The Visual Politics of Terror
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    The Visual Politics of Terror

    Sep 23, 2014 Richard K. Sherwin examines how the Islamic State's violent imagery has been designed to haunt the Western psyche.

  5. The Digital Trial
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    The Digital Trial

    Oct 12, 2011 Richard K. Sherwin

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    Why Deglobalization Makes US Inflation Worse

    Dambisa Moyo laments that today’s inflationary surge has not elicited a coordinated global response.
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    How to Tax Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits

    Clemens Fuest & Axel Ockenfels

    Given the complexities of modern markets, economies, and legal regimes, new levies on energy companies will always run into implementation problems. To prevent supply shortages and other disastrous unintended consequences, policymakers must proceed with caution and coordinate across borders.

    consider the underappreciated difficulties of implementing new levies without creating unwanted side effects.
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    Is Putin in Peril?

    From alternate-reality annexations to fresh nuclear threats, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems more desperate than ever to project an image of strength after a string of battlefield defeats. As Ukrainian forces advance on Russian-occupied territories and hundreds of thousands of draft-age Russian men flee the Kremlin’s “partial mobilization,” we asked PS commentators to assess his prospects.

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    Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future

    Diane Coyle argues that the new UK government will never cure what ails the British economy by living in the past.
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    The State Is Taking Back Energy

    Nick Butler sees increased government intervention in the sector as necessary but too often suboptimal.
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    The Stabilizing Effect of Inflation

    Daniel Gros explains why, despite the disruptions caused by monetary tightening, a financial crisis is unlikely.
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    Germany’s Emerging War Economy

    Dalia Marin outlines how the country can transform its economy and help Europe achieve strategic autonomy.
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    Japan’s Post-Abe Trust Crisis

    Akira Kawamoto explains how Fumio Kishida’s embattled government can regain public confidence and boost economic growth.
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    Liz Truss vs. the Bank of England

    Shang-Jin Wei explains how UK policymakers can prevent a financial crisis by helping pensioners and homeowners.

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