Why Partisan Hostility Won’t End With Trump
The U.S. political system is designed for demonization and gridlock. Countries with proportional representation and parliamentary systems promote coalitions and cooperation among rivals.
The Quiet and Dangerous Way U.S. Politics Is Becoming Europeanized
Americans are aware that Democrats and Republicans have become polarized—but they’ve misunderstood how.
What South Africa Can Teach the United States About Repairing a Divided Society
Mature democracies don’t treat political opponents as wartime enemies.
Let a Thousand Parties Bloom
The only way to prevent America’s two-party system from succumbing to extremism is to scrap it altogether.
Make the Papal States Great Again
Italy’s most dangerous populists are the immigrant-hating Catholic fundamentalists of Forza Nuova.
I Would Vote for (a Sane) Donald Trump
As Republicans and Democrats abandon the middle ground, America’s two-party system is due for disruption.
The American Soul Is a Murderous Soul
Guns make America more lethal than other countries. But getting rid of the Second Amendment won’t make Americans any less violent.