America’s Social Contract Is Still Built on Racial Hostility
White Americans’ continued unwillingness to share the country’s bounty with their black fellow citizens lies at the root of social ills.
Why Poland’s Populists Keep Winning
PiS won by offering provincial voters social benefits that transformed their lives. If Poland’s opposition wants to defeat the illiberal ruling party, it will have to offer an alternative welfare state model.
Did the Left Really Win in Denmark?
The Social Democrats are poised to lead the next government, but after adopting the far-right’s anti-immigration agenda the party isn’t what it used to be.
The Welfare State Is Committing Suicide by Artificial Intelligence
Denmark is using algorithms to deliver benefits to citizens—and undermining its own democracy in the process.
Swedes Can’t Go Home Again
In the run-up to Sweden’s election, one word explains why the country used to feel like a family—and why it now feels adrift.
So Long, Swedish Welfare State?
The model is already a thing of the past. But as this week’s election will show, Sweden will need to keep reforming.
The Italian Center-Left Didn’t Collapse. It Never Existed.
A party with no sense of what it stood for was doomed from the start.