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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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  1. UN multilateralism crisis Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo/Handout/Xinhua via Getty Images

    Will Multilateralism Survive?

    The United Nations is marking its 75th anniversary in muted fashion, and not only because of the COVID-19 pandemic. With rising nationalism and the return of great-power rivalry threatening to paralyze the organization at the heart of the multilateral system, many are asking whether global cooperation has a future.

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  2. op_nathan1_ GREG BAKERAFP via Getty Images_china uighur Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images

    The Heart of the New Cold War

    Andrew J. Nathan

    Although US President Donald Trump has little personal interest in human rights, democracy, or the rule of law, his administration has brought these values to the fore in its confrontation with China. In doing so, it has effectively declared a new cold war.

    explains why human rights has become the defining issue in the Sino-American rivalry.
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