Wednesday, August 31, 2016
  1. The Many Extremes of Donald Trump

    Simon Johnson

    The Many Extremes of Donald Trump

    6

     sees no "moderation" in the candidate's possible shift toward establishment Republican positions.

    Newsart for The Many Extremes of Donald Trump Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

    Some of Donald Trump's advisers are reportedly recommending that he move toward mainstream Republican positions, such as those held by the leadership of the House of Representatives. But in any other year, the House Republicans would be regarded as irresponsible extremists. READ MORE

  2. May’s Day

    Chris Patten

    May’s Day

    9

     extols UK Prime Minister Theresa May, but fears the forces of populism will overwhelm her.

    Newsart for May’s Day Adam Berry/Stringer

    Britain’s new prime minister, Theresa May, faces a monumental task: fulfilling voters’ demand to “Brexit” the EU, and dealing with the far-reaching consequences of that effort. She will need to muster all of her considerable knowledge, skill, and political capital – and even that may not be enough to succeed. READ MORE

  3. Reason in the Age of Trump

    Ana Palacio

    Reason in the Age of Trump

    3

     advocates a political strategy for upholding rationality and the rule of law.

    Newsart for Reason in the Age of Trump Angelo Merendino/Stringer

    The proliferation of irrationality in decision-making – reflected in the Brexit vote and the rise of Donald Trump – should be a wake-up call to rational leaders everywhere. To prevent our societies from being lured onto the rocks by the siren song of charisma and nostalgia, we must make a strong case for the rule of law. READ MORE

  4. Trump’s Train Wreck

    Elizabeth Drew

    Trump’s Train Wreck

    2

     is skeptical that the candidate's latest staffing shakeup will right his faltering campaign.

    Newsart for Trump’s Train Wreck Darren McCollester/Stringer

    Donald Trump’s new campaign leadership will not yield a new, more disciplined and coherent candidate, but rather more of the same. In particular, his appointment of Steven Bannon – a divisive tabloid journalist who has never participated in a national political campaign – suggests that Trump is desperate, scared, and lost. READ MORE

  5. The Siren Song of “Strongmania”

    Minxin Pei

Support Project Syndicate’s mission

Support

Project Syndicate needs your help to provide readers everywhere equal access to the ideas and debates shaping their lives.

Learn more
291 pages
291 pages

Commentaries available in 12 Languages