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The Next World Order

John Leo Algo | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics
John Leo Algo

The rise of populist leaders throughout the world since the turn of the 21st century has emphasized the existing problems between the different sector...

Liberals and the Road Ahead

Terry Newell | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics
Terry Newell

Too many liberals are gloomy these days. True, they have been knocked on their heels by the election of Donald Trump. Also true, since Gallup began ...

Conservative Writer Wants to Steal my Liberal Flag and Fly It Himself

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.28.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you read longtime Colorado writer Ari Armstrong, you know he swims in (mostly) conservative circles, but he's frustrated with today's liberals and ...

Future of Pakistan Depends on How it Deals With Identity, Image and Dissent

Mohammad Taqi | Posted 11.26.2016 | World
Mohammad Taqi

Pakistan has a long history of hounding the dissenters. The country's military establishment -and occasionally the civilian one too- has stigmatized, ostracized and persecuted those who differed with whatever was considered the state-sponsored gospel truth at the time.

The Whiteness Of A Liberal In The Age Of Trump

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 11.30.2016 | Politics
David Palumbo-Liu

The proper reaction to Trump's victory is not to fight him for the helm of a white America where concerns over race, sexuality, and other issues are banished to the back of the bus, it is to commit to defending the rights of everyone, especially those most threatened by hatred and prejudice.

Thank Liberalism for Donald Trump

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Ten years ago, I predicted the rise of a new form fascism in the United States and Europe, suggesting that the injustices and contradictions of the capitalist system were growing too large to be contained any longer by the existing liberal political order.

History Is No Longer An Accurate Guide To The Future

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.04.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

One need look no further than the outcome of the Brexit vote or the Colombian peace referendum to see how spectacularly the pollsters and bookies got it wrong.


Ryan Phipps | Posted 08.29.2016 | Religion
Ryan Phipps

We have a lot of "isms" in our culture. I'd imagine that you're familiar with many of them. Conservatism Centrism Liberalism Fundamentalism Progr...

A Brief Plea to the NeverHillary Voter, As We Look Into The Abyss

Jesse Larner | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Jesse Larner

To all of those who insist on NeverHillary: I’m disturbed and alarmed by those who are drawing a false equivalency Between Donald Trump and Hillary ...

France Must Fight Terrorism Without Harming The Spirit Of Liberty

Carlo Strenger | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Carlo Strenger

Political moderates, in addition to showing zero tolerance for radical Islamism, must relentlessly attack and expose the lies of right-wing populists. Because when they claim that they can vanquish Islamist terrorism quickly and effectively, they either don't know what they are talking about, or worse, are willing to lie to the electorate to come to power.

ReThink Review: Captain Fantastic - the Pros and Cons of Idealistic Parenting

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.15.2016 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

If you want to have kids, you've probably fantasized about how you would raise them and what values you would instill (or install?) in them. How much ...

Can Bernie Sanders Make A Big Difference For Hillary Clinton?

William Bradley | Posted 07.15.2016 | Media
William Bradley

The latest polls, and the latest terrorist attack, make it appallingly clear that Donald Trump really can be elected president.

Restoring Liberalism, Tolerance And Diversity At Colleges And Universities

Noam Schimmel | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

Samuel Abrams has written recently in the New York Times about liberalism and conservatism amongst faculty on American college campuses. http://www.n...

The Lesson Of The Sanders Campaign: Liberalism Isn't Becoming Socialism (Maybe Vice Versa???)

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

Is liberalism becoming socialism as conservatives assert? Hardly. The lesson of the Sanders campaign, as well as economic trends worldwide, is that socialism is becoming liberalism.

Brexit And Trump Show The Rejection Of Liberalism

The Conversation US | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
The Conversation US

The current rejection of the liberal idea has come in disparate forms and is by no means universal. Last week's Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and Donald Trump's presidential ambitions in the United States are only the most obvious signs of this new illiberal wave.

The Value, Courage, and Freedom of Pluralism

Noam Schimmel | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

Timothy Garton Ash recently reflected on Isaiah Berlin and his commitment to value pluralism in the Chronicle of Higher Education in an articled title...

Bernie, The Donald, and the Sins of Liberalism

Steve Fraser | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Steve Fraser

Anticipated or not, a new age of rebellion has begun, sending chills through the corridors of establishment power. This threatens the status quo from the left and the right. Perhaps its most shocking aspect: people are up in arms against liberalism.

Bernie Sanders is Not a Movement, He's a Politician Trying to Reclaim Liberalism

Quora | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics

Is the Sander's movement a movement of policies or a cult of personality? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compellin...

An 'Intensity Gap': The Nation's Problem Crystallized

Andy Schmookler | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Having spent a decade now trying to understand the sickness degrading America's politics, I watch for developments that can help illuminate what's gone wrong. Here's one specific situation that crystallizes the larger problem.

Meet the Trump of Ancient Rome, a Populist Demagogue Who Helped Bring Down the Republic

Philip Freeman | Posted 04.13.2017 | World
Philip Freeman

The roots of populism stretch back to the beginning of the end of the Roman Republic. The man who ultimately brought down the system was a wealthy and ambitious nobleman named Publius Clodius Pulcher, a populist demagogue who refused to play by the rules. The more audacious his behavior, the more the public loved him for it. The ruling classes stood by dazed and helpless as control of the state they had run for centuries slipped from their hands.

The Blue State Model

Thomas Frank | Posted 03.30.2017 | Politics
Thomas Frank

When you press Democrats on their uninspiring deeds -- their lousy free trade deals, for example -- they reply that this is the best anyone could have done. But let's choose a locale where Democratic rule is virtually unopposed, a place where Republican obstruction and sabotage can't taint this experiment.

Empathy, Humanism and Liberalism: Today's Realism is Anything But Conservative

John Seed | Posted 03.20.2017 | Arts
John Seed

There is a bias that seems to be rapidly fading these days, but I still run into it from time to time: realist painting traces its roots back to the grand European traditions, is inherently "conservative."

Don't Join the Circus!

Alan Jones | Posted 03.15.2017 | Politics
Alan Jones

It was the letters in the Wall Street Journal that set me off. What got me going was the naïve and simplistic approach to politics. There was no sense that democracy is a messy business -- a series of compromises which never finally resolve anything.

Fall of the Liberal-Humanitarian Agenda

Saad Khan | Posted 03.08.2017 | World
Saad Khan

Although fraught with challenges, the very promise of greater priority to human rights and socio-economic freedoms seemed enticing. Ironically, however, the promise has lately been eclipsed by hardcore realism.

The Long Wait for "Enlightenment" in Egypt

Sara Khorshid | Posted 03.10.2017 | Politics
Sara Khorshid

Egypt's Sisi is no moderniser or reformer. Nor is the military establishment that he hails from. His core trait when it comes to ideology and thought is his being opposed to Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group, and that could be largely related to power struggle more than it is to ideology.