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The Age of Dionysus

The Age of Dionysus

Robert D. Kaplan— Many hope and believe that the murderous autocratic regimes in Russia and Iran must eventually give way to democracy. But it may be a long struggle. I… READ MORE

Alex Zucker on Translation

Alex Zucker on Translation

Alex Zucker— The influence of Topolʼs early days as a poet are evident in his prose. An urgent propulsiveness, the vivid depiction of oppressive atmospheres interspersed with candescent moments of… READ MORE

Paradoxes of Constitutional Processes

Paradoxes of Constitutional Processes

Donald L. Horowitz— Suppose you were advising a constitutional assembly chosen to produce a new constitution for a troubled country. Most constitutions are created because some trouble has occurred: the… READ MORE

The Problem of the Future

The Problem of the Future

Sebastian Rosato— The problem of the future is one of both access and reliability. There is simply no way for states to access firsthand information about each other’s future intentions…. READ MORE

The History of Humour

The History of Humour

Terry Eagleton— Perhaps the single most contradictory political phenomenon of the modern world is nationalism, which ranges from the Nazi death camps to a principled resistance to imperial power. In… READ MORE

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