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I have a piece at the Washington Post’s PostEverything that tries to cut through some of the debate over Trump and authoritarianism. Those of you who follow this debate will quickly recognize my concerns. There are people who have an incentive to overhype the threat posed by Trump out of legitimate fears of democratic backsliding. There […]

Democratic Backsliding in the USA

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On December 23, 2016
In the United States, Political Science is conventionally divided into four major subfields: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory. These divisions lack strong intellectual justification. They are largely a matter of convention, historical accident, and training. Indeed, members of the latter three subfields sometimes like to snark that American Politics is just a glorified single-country study. Imagine […]

Making Things Worse

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On February 11, 2011
Marc Lynch shares Charli’s judgment about the Mubarak speech: It’s hard to exaggerate how bad Hosni Mubarak’s speech today was for Egypt. In the extended runup to his remarks, every sign indicated that he planned to announce his resignation: the military’s announcement that it had taken control, the shift in state television coverage, a steady […]

Stop the Presses!

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On February 20, 2010

Apparently, defense lawyers may have represented people accused of crimes. This is truly shocking in its own right, but here’s something more shocking: they’re being permitted to work in t

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