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Why 9/11 Was No Radical Break With American History

As tragic as September 11 was, it triggered a return to the American past – a nation driven by fear, not optimism.

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From Ideology to Confusionism: The End of the Isms?”

Are we finally reaching the post-ideological age? Given the complexity of today’s world, that would represent major progress.

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Making the United States “democratic” Again

How the U.S. Senate’s filibuster rule must be modified to restore majority rule and give the U.S. a prayer to be a modern, dynamic country.

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Annalena Baerbock, Germany’s Next Woman Chancellor?

In a curious twist of history, Baerbock holds the promise to execute on what turned out to be Angela Merkel’s highly misleading self-advertising.

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Jeffrey Sachs: Xi Propagandist?

One does not need to be a hardliner on China, just a global realist, to see that there is a vast gap between Xi’s rhetoric and reality.

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The “Untied” States of America: No Longer Just a Typo

Americans’ willingness to work with each other and to learn from one another is becoming ever more deficient.

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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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US: Police Systematically Out of Control

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

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Mariusz Handzlik: In Memoriam

The late Mariusz Handzlik, diplomatic advisor to President Lech Kaczyński, served Poland with boundless energy. He died in the presidential plane on April 10, 2010 en route to Smolensk. He is sorely missed.

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Bernie Sanders Is No Socialist: A Perspective from 2016

Social democracy would have been an easier label to defend – and more accurate.

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