The Most Important Election. Ever.
Why the fate of the American republic—and the world—could depend on what happens Nov. 3.
A Perilous Presidential Handoff
The transition of power between presidents has long been a weakness of the U.S. political system. But never more so than now.
Emerging Stronger From the Great Lockdown
The managing director and the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund lay out a strategy for sustained recovery.
Why Europe Wins
Everyone writes off the European Union as dull and prone to fracture. But the last decade shows that Brussels is smarter than Beijing, London, Moscow, and Washington.
Don’t Believe the Hype. Wealth Taxes Are Nothing New.
Lessons from ancient Greece and Islamic finance for creating a tax that will benefit the poor—and the wealthy, too.
Xu Zhangrun Was China’s Loyal Opposition. Now, He’s In Jail.
One of the few remaining scholars openly standing against Xi Jinping is a reformist, not a revolutionary.
Eight voices on the future of entertainment, culture, and sports.
Let’s Make Women’s Power Culturally Acceptable
Twenty-five years on from the Beijing Platform, the world has made important advances in gender equity. The next step is to ensure that women claim their rights not just in theory but also in practice.
Voltaire Spread Darkness, Not Enlightenment. France Should Stop Worshipping Him.
The celebrated philosopher was an unapologetic racist and anti-Semite who inspired Hitler. The recent removal of his statue in Paris was long overdue.
Feeling Like an Outcast
The bestselling book “Caste” brilliantly frames racial hierarchies in the United States but largely ignores the horrors of India’s caste structure.
The Tragic Romance of the Nostalgic Western Liberal
Anne Applebaum wants to understand rising illiberalism but is clinging to a Cold War moral framework that no longer applies.