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The March/April 2017 issue of Foreign Affairs.
World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
"Simple minded ideology"
Ever since the emergence of mass democracy after World War II, an inherent tension has existed between capitalism and democratic politics; capitalism allocates resources through markets, whereas democracy allocates power through votes. Economists, in particular, have been slow to accept that this tension exists. Instead, they have tended to view markets as a realm beyond the political sphere and to see politics as something that gets in the way of an otherwise self-adjusting system.
"Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person" is from the May 29, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Alain De Botton and narrated by Kristi Burns.
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This May’s general election wins for British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservative Party confounded opinion pollsters and surely surprised Cameron himself.
The January/February 2017 Issue of Foreign Affairs.
Two years ago, I argued in these pages that America was suffering from political decay. The country’s constitutional system of checks and balances, combined with partisan polarization and the rise of well-financed interest groups, had combined to yield what I labeled “vetocracy,” a situation in which it was easier to stop government from doing things than it was to use government to promote the common good.
"Interesting take on the politics of today"
Washington’s foreign policy elites have been left just as disoriented by the rise of presidential hopefuls, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, as everyone else. In signaling the rise of populism as a dominant strain in US politics, Trump and Sanders challenge the basic assumptions on which decades of US foreign and domestic policy have been built.
President Trump announced Monday that he is naming Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn.
"Trump Taps Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as His New National Security Adviser" is from the February 20, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by John Wagner and narrated by Sam Scholl.
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Recorded live at the 2007 New Yorker Festival in New York City.
George Saunders is the author of the story collections CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, Pastoralia, and In Persuasion Nation; an illustrated novella, The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil; and a children's book, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip. The Braindead Megaphone, a collection of his essays, many of which first appeared in The New Yorker, was released in September 2007.
In this issue: "Info Wars" by Steve Coll; "Belle" by Andrew Marantz; "Prodigy of Hate" by Jelani Cobb; "Fail Funnier" by Rivka Galchen; "Cold Heart" by Alexandra Schwartz; "Fresh Paint" by Peter Schjeldahl; "I Love Lucifer" by Emily Nussbaum; and "Shiny Things" by Anthony Lane.
As China asserts itself in its nearby seas and Russia wages war in Syria and Ukraine, it is easy to assume that Eurasia’s two great land powers are showing signs of newfound strength. But the opposite is true: increasingly, China and Russia flex their muscles not because they are powerful but because they are weak. Unlike Nazi Germany, whose power at home in the 1930s fueled its military aggression abroad, today’s revisionist powers are experiencing the reverse phenomenon.
The International Space Station and your 500-square-foot studio have more in common than you might think: Both environments are a great place to experiment with hydroponics. Hydroponic systems grow plants not in soil but in water that is enriched with nutrients.
In this issue: "Official Duties" by George Packer; "Embedded" by Andrew Marantz; "General Chaos" by Nicholas Schmidle; and "The Children's Odyssey" by Lauren Collins.
The president has developed an aggressive, successful idiom.
Replace Dodd-Frank with something that will work.
Never before have so many tools been available.
We can direct our aid less arbitrarily.
A novel use of the bully pulpit.
The Trump Organization’s unnecessary emoluments-clause problem.
A class and its interests.
Some personal thoughts on the "Blacksonian."
The March 6, 2017 issue of National Review.