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Section: New Republic (USA)

    What Just Happened?! A Review of President Trump’s Sixth Week.
    Mar03

    What Just Happened?! A Review of President Trump’s Sixth Week.

    In his first work, On the Heights of Despair, the dour Romanian philosopher Emil Cioran wrote, “No matter which way we go, it is no better than any other. It is all the same whether you achieve something or not, have faith or not, just as it is all the same whether you cry or remain silent.” These words, no doubt, are comfort to President Donald...

    Donald Trump Is the Bizarro Noam Chomsky
    Feb18

    Donald Trump Is the Bizarro Noam Chomsky

    In her famous 1984 speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, diplomat Jeane Kirkpatrick, at the time America’s ambassador to the United Nations, characterized the Democrats as the party with the tendency to “blame America first.” The Democrats, according to Kirkpatrick, habitually criticized the foreign policy of the United...

    Donald Trump Is the Bizzaro Noam Chomsky
    Feb17

    Donald Trump Is the Bizzaro Noam Chomsky

    In her famous 1984 speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, diplomat Jeane Kirkpatrick, at the time America’s ambassador to the United Nations, characterized the Democrats as the party with the tendency to “blame America first.” The Democrats, according to Kirkpatrick, habitually criticized the foreign policy of the United...

    The West Isn’t Ready for a Revolution
    Feb06

    The West Isn’t Ready for a Revolution

    Ever since the wheels fell off of neoliberalism in 2008 and Barack Obama clinched the presidency, the West has grown increasingly dissatisfied with the way of the world—nowhere more than in the world’s richest nation. From Occupy and Bernie Sanders to the Tea Party and Donald Trump, many Americans across the political spectrum have called...

    You Say You Want a Revolution? You Have No Clue.
    Feb06

    You Say You Want a Revolution? You Have No Clue.

    Ever since the wheels fell off of neoliberalism in 2008 and Barack Obama clinched the presidency, the West has grown increasingly dissatisfied with the way of the world—nowhere more than in the world’s richest nation. From Occupy and Bernie Sanders to the Tea Party and Donald Trump, many Americans across the political spectrum have called...

    Trump’s Foreign Policy Chaos
    Jan23

    Trump’s Foreign Policy Chaos

    In August 2014, Pope Francis warned a group of journalists that “we are in a world at war everywhere.” He recalled: “A man said to me, ‘Father, we are in World War III, but spread out in small pockets everywhere.’ He was right.” The pope’s conclusion was partly a reflection of the time. Because August 2014 marked one hundred years...

    A “New Cold War” Against Russia Is a Terrible Idea
    Jan04

    A “New Cold War” Against Russia Is a Terrible Idea

    Donald Trump is often described as an unconventional politician, but there is at least one surprising way he’s following in the footsteps of his most recent predecessors. Both George W. Bush and Barack Obama began their presidencies with high hopes of improving U.S.-Russian relations. At a 2001 summit in Slovenia, Bush met with Vladimir...

    Trump Is Already Implementing an Autocratic Foreign Policy
    Dec07

    Trump Is Already Implementing an Autocratic Foreign Policy

    The government of China doesn’t know what to make of Donald Trump, which is exactly what the president-elect prefers. Last week, he broke a decades-long diplomatic understanding with the country when he spoke by phone with the president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen. Trump tweeted that Tsai “CALLED ME,” and Vice President–elect Mike Pence...

    Donald Trump Will Have His Eye on You
    Nov10

    Donald Trump Will Have His Eye on You

    Edward Snowden was right. Glenn Greenwald was right. The American Civil Liberties Union was right.Throughout the Obama administration and indeed long beforehand, critics of the nation’s ever-expanding national security state have been grabbing Americans by the lapels and shaking them, trying to raise consciousness about the dangers. Their...

    The Bolshoi’s Swans of Steel
    Oct14

    The Bolshoi’s Swans of Steel

    The language of ballet is one of dramatic gesture: In La Bayadère, after the beautiful temple dancer is bitten by a poisonous snake, she communicates her resignation to death by throwing her hands up in the air; when Giselle discovers her lover is betrothed, she begins to dance wildly, eventually dying of broken-hearted exhaustion; in Swan Lake,...

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