Monday, February 27, 2017
  1. How Trump is Testing Democracy

    Koichi Hamada

    How Trump is Testing Democracy

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     worries that the US Constitution, for all its resilience, may not withstand the new president.

    Trump at CPAC conference The Washington Post
    Donald Trump is not just challenging political convention to “shake things up”; he is testing the foundations of US democracy. If he manages to identify a weak point, all assumptions about the US and its global role could change substantially. READ MORE
  2. Tony Blair’s Democratic Insurrection

    Anatole Kaletsky

    Tony Blair’s Democratic Insurrection

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     agrees with the former UK prime minister that the Brexit debate needs to be restarted.

    Newsart for Tony Blair’s Democratic Insurrection
    The former UK leader’s recent call for voters to rethink leaving the EU is an Emperor’s New Clothes moment. Blair is now an unpopular figure, but his voice is loud enough to carry above the crowd of flatterers assuring Prime Minister Theresa May that her naked gamble with Britain’s future is clad in democratic finery. READ MORE
  3. Europe’s Critical Elections

    Guy Verhofstadt

    Europe’s Critical Elections

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     expects a strong, but not decisive, showing for Dutch, French, and German populists this year.

    WIlders Le Pen and Fauke Petry Sean Gallup/Getty Images
    Upcoming elections in the Netherlands, France, and Germany will be held in what is arguably the most febrile political environment since the EU’s creation. The post-war liberal democratic order is under threat everywhere, but particularly in Europe, where an alternative to populism is urgently needed. READ MORE
  4. How Trumpocracy Corrupts Democracy

    Sandra Navidi

    How Trumpocracy Corrupts Democracy

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     uses network science to examine the threat posed to America by its current president.

    Trump in SC Sean Rayford/Stringer
    American democracy is a complex, self-organizing system, and its president is a “superhub”: the most well-connected human “node,” located in the center of the network. While Donald Trump does not have control over the entire system, he has enough influence that he could cause it to fail. READ MORE
  5. How to Survive the Trump Era

    Joseph E. Stiglitz
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