Stephan Richter

Director of the Global Ideas Center, a global network of authors and analysts, and Editor-in-Chief of The Globalist.

Change Is Coming to America

Nearly four years after Barack Obama’s two-term presidency, the political promise he represented might finally be fulfilled.

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US Democracy and the Age of American Impotence

U.S. democracy has devolved into a kabuki show. No real reform, no matter how pressing, ever gets done.

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Aspen: A Midsummer Night’s Dream?

Why did all the brainpower assembled at Aspen have no solutions to the United States' biggest problems?

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Minneapolis 2007 and 2020

In the wake of the George Floyd murder, what does the reaction to a 2007 tragedy that also occurred in Minneapolis tell us about America’s purpose and resolve?

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Trump: The Eternal, Never-Presidential Campaigner

How Donald Trump has regulated the American public’s right to free speech: Every “Presidential” speech is a campaign event. Protest not allowed.

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When a President Tweets

Should laxer standards of truthfulness and honesty be applied to a U.S. President? Remember the times when U.S. Presidents were viewed as role models and held to a higher standard?

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US Police Vs. African-Americans

Police brutality against African-Americans in the U.S. has a long lineage – and shows no sign of stopping.

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US: Police Systematically Out of Control

The far too liberal use of deadly force by police in a conservative country.

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Downhill from Peak Globalization: When Will It End?

The world has encountered a series of shocks over the past 15 years. This should lead to more realistic expectations about the timetable for further globalization moves.

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COVID 19 Today and China’s Great Famine

Are there any lessons to be learned from China 60 years ago for today’s world, which is facing the worst pandemic of the past 100 years?

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