Tag Archives: democracy

The US Republicans’ Putin-Style “Managed” Democracy

Yet more evidence that US Republicans are close soul mates of Russia’s President when it comes to restraining democracy.

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Putin and Erdogan: Two Men Race to the Bottom

Russia’s and Turkey’s lack of a solid economic performance is what motivates their two leaders’ steady resorting to domestic oppression.

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Is Democracy in Decline Globally?

Corruption and debt darken the global outlook for democracy.

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US and India: Stop Your Uncivil Wars at Home!

Democracies are only as healthy as their institutions: A conversation with Gurcharan Das.

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US: How to Avoid Another 2020 Election

The U.S.’s embarrassing problems with something as basic as voter registration should serve as a wake-up call.

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Donald Trump: Dreaming of King James II’s Court in Exile?

Will the 45th U.S. President live out his remaining years in a comfortable palace, surrounded by fawning courtiers who pledge obedience to him as their rightful leader?

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Virility as Political Asset? Trump as a Huckster and Hustler

To explain how Trump almost pulled off his reelection requires a deep dive into the less familiar buildings blocks of American culture.

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I Want My American Dream Back

Never has it occurred that one man, in four short years, would nearly shatter everything that the US stood for.

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Trump’s Crossing the Rubicon

When faced with his own Rubicon moment, will Trump provoke a crisis or will he stand down?

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Donald Trump, Not Your Grandfather’s Caesar: The Big Differences

Julius Caesar’s and Donald Trump’s outsized ambition and lack of scruples turned them into dangers to republican values and institutions. But how were they different?

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