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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, November 14, 2016

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Christian Caryl calls for an urgent conversation about how to fix the United States’ badly outdated Constitution. M.A. Thomas argues that the United States learned the wrong lesson from its failure to defeat corruption in Afghanistan. Nate Schenkkan warns that Turkey’s ...

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To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Christian Caryl calls for an urgent conversation about how to fix the United States’ badly outdated Constitution.

M.A. Thomas argues that the United States learned the wrong lesson from its failure to defeat corruption in Afghanistan.

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Christian Caryl calls for an urgent conversation about how to fix the United States’ badly outdated Constitution.

M.A. Thomas argues that the United States learned the wrong lesson from its failure to defeat corruption in Afghanistan.

Nate Schenkkan warns that Turkey’s growing authoritarianism is not just an internal problem.

And now for this week’s recommended reads:

In Foreign Policy, Yascha Mounk describes the changes President Donald Trump could bring to global politics. Daron Acemoglu warns that American democracy itself is in mortal danger.

In the Washington Post, Leon Wieseltier urges liberals to stay angry and fight for their principles in Donald Trump’s America.

In Foreign Affairs, Fareed Zakaria highlights the danger of illiberal democracy.

In a blog post, Tyler Cowen questions whether the modern Democratic Party is really the party of diversity.

In the New York Times Magazine, Nikil Saval depicts the cultural and intellectual revolution brewing in Tunisia.

In Time, Feliz Solomon profiles a new network of young anti-authoritarian activists in Asia.

For Politico, Carmen Paun reports that pro-Russian candidate Igor Dodon has won the presidency in Moldova — making for another Putin ally in Europe.

For BalkanInsight, Jasmin Mujanovic points to Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic as a useful parallel to today’s rising populists.

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