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Murdoch's Last Stand?

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Rupert Murdoch’s sale of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets to Disney for $66 billion may mark the end of the media mogul’s career, which will long be remembered for its corrosive effect on democratic discourse on both sides of the Atlantic. From enabling the rise of Donald Trump to hacking the telephone of a murdered British schoolgirl, Murdoch’s media empire has staked its success on stoking populist rage.

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  1. Guilty Man
    Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

    Guilty Man

    Aug 21, 2017 Nina L. Khrushcheva holds Rupert Murdoch responsible for today's growing anti-democratic discourse in the US and the UK.

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    The Far Right’s New-Old War on Women

    Jan-Werner Mueller

    From the Trumpists who attacked the US Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

    sees misogyny as an underappreciated element of today’s extremists – and a bridge to mainstream conservatives.
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  2. roubini154_Alex WongGetty Images_bideneconomy Alex Wong/Getty Images

    Biden's Neo-Populist Economic Doctrine

    Nouriel Roubini

    Within the space of just half a year, US President Joe Biden has completed a necessary economic-policy regime shift that started chaotically under his predecessor. But while the Biden administration has a much better handle on the issues, that doesn't mean the new dispensation will be without risk.

    thinks the US administration has completed a necessary policy regime change that began under Donald Trump.
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