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Instead of trying to predict "Black Swan" events such as coups or crises, forecasters should look at how political systems handle disorder. The best indicator of a country's future trajectory is not a lengthy past stability, but recent moderate volatility.
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The September/October 2016 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.
World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
"Clinton Sick Days" by Amy Davidson; "President Trump" by Evan Osnos; "Twilight" by Ed Caesar; "Street Cred" by Adam Gopnik.
In this issue: "Obama the Conservationist" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "The Secret Life of Plants" by Ariel Levy; "The New Harpoon" by Tom Kizzia; "Young Guns" by Patrick Radden Keefe; "Family Matters" by Anthony Lane.
"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.
In this issue: "Upholding Standards" by Amy Davidson; "The State of Debate" by Jill Lepore; "Wild Man" by Nick Paumgarten; "Vile Bodies" by Alexandra Schwartz.
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"Distraction" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Watching the Waterfront" by William Finnegan; "I'm Afraid I Have Some Bad News" by Larry Doyle; "Stereo Sue" by Oliver Sacks; and "Engine Trouble" by Anthony Lane.
"The Problem with Protecting Grizzly Bears" is from the May 08, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Steven Rinella and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"New 'Twin Peaks' Full Cast List Reveals Quirky Surprises" is from CNET.com, published on April 25, 2016. It was written by Amanda Kooser and narrated by Rex Anderson.
In this issue: "Trump vs. 'Trump'" by Mark Singer; "Trump Days" by George Saunders; "Cool Runnings" by Adam Gopnik; "Empathy for the Devil" by Emily Nussbaum; and "Family Ties" by Anthony Lane.
"'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child': A Wizardly Journey in Time" is from the August 01, 2016 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Michiko Kakutani and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"Plant-Based, the beyond Burger Aims to Stand Sturdy among Meat" is from the May 23, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Stephanie Strom and narrated by Caroline Miller.
For half a millennium, Russian foreign policy has been characterized by soaring ambitions that have exceeded the country’s capabilities. Beginning with the reign of Ivan the Terrible in the sixteenth century, Russia managed to expand at an average rate of 50 square miles per day for hundreds of years, eventually covering one-sixth of the earth’s landmass. By 1900, it was the world’s fourth or fifth-largest industrial power and the largest agricultural producer in Europe.
The United States has never been entirely sure what to do about race. Alone among the countries in the world, it has attempted to construct not just a state of different tribes, but a nation of them - white and black, Christian and Muslim, and many others, too. Its sense of nationalism has evolved unevenly, slowly incorporating an ever-growing chunk of the people within its borders, and it has made steady progress. Yet 2016 offers reasons for unique alarm.
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In the 1980s, every punk band had a song about racism, the classic of the genre being "Racism Sucks," by 7 Seconds, whose teenaged members had no doubt learned a great deal about the hard facts of black life on the almost exclusively white streets of Reno, Nev., in 1981. There was also the Dead Kennedys' "Nazi Punks F*** Off," also from 1981, Black Flag's "White Minority," Operation Ivy’s "Unity,” Minor Threat’s “Guilty of Being White" - it is a pretty big catalogue.
The Trump campaign, which limped into the end of summer beset by fading poll numbers and an erratic candidate, appears to have stabilized in recent weeks. Trump still trails Clinton as we head into the debates, but her lead has narrowed to its pre-convention levels. Nonetheless, the GOP’s path to the White House remains narrow. To win, Trump will have to carry three of the following four states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina.
As a child, I was in love with America. From England, everything about the place just seemed marvelous. America was where the movies were set. It was where all the good roller coasters had been installed. It had cities with skyscrapers with romantic names: the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the TransAmerica. Elvis had been an American, as had John Wayne. Marilyn Monroe, too. And above all - above absolutely everything else - Americans had been to the moon.
November's elections will represent a decisive fork in the road for our nation on any number of issues, but none may prove as important as the choice between preserving our constitutional system and embracing transnational progressivism.
Michael Grebe just quit his job as the head of an $840 million venture-capital firm. That's one way of looking at his retirement this summer as president of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the country's largest and possibly most influential conservative philanthropic foundation, where he has spent the last 14 years leading an investment strategy whose goal is to promote limited government and free enterprise.
Bobby Jindal stepped down as Louisiana’s governor in January, and local and national coverage of his eight-year tenure would make you think that he had wrecked the state, leaving its finances in shambles and its public services reduced to Somalia-like levels. At first glance, Jindal’s low approval ratings and the desperate wails of his Democratic successor over the condition of the state’s budget seem to support this view. Closer examination, however, reveals a very different picture.
Good economic news came for liberals at just the right moment. As the mid-September polls showed Donald Trump closing the gap with Hillary Clinton, the Census Bureau reported that 2015 was the best year for middle-income households since it started keeping the records in 1967. Their incomes rose more than 5 percent. Poverty declined.
Ohio Stadium, or "The Shoe," is a sea of scarlet, gray, and white as fans stream in to see the Buckeyes face off against the University of Tulsa. Football here is a quasi-religious experience. But today, another set of fans is present. The school’s baseball team, drinking beer and lounging under a tent outside the stadium when a 60-year-old man materializes in its midst, starts cheering and chanting, "Rob! Rob! Rob!" - and then, moments later, "Portman! Port-man! Port-man!"
The October 10, 2016 issue of National Review.