Author: Dan Nexon

Dan Nexon is a Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. You can read all about the gory details of his academic work at https://www.dhnexon.net
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My most recent Foreign Affairs article, co-authored with Justin Casey, landed yesterday. The article started out as an argument about how the normalization of the far right might affect national and international security. Those issues remain a major thread, but the true heart of the piece is a discussion of the dynamics of the transnational […]
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Stephanie Burt has an interesting piece in The New Yorker about the multiverses, fiction, and popular culture. If Borges were alive today, he could call his garden a multiverse and be done with it. An idea that seemed fantastical in the forties—that our universe is one of many, and that these parallel worlds might share […]
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Yesterday Senator Ron Wyden released unredacted versions of two reports on DHS activity in Portland during 2020. According to Jonathan Levinson of Oregon Public Broadcasting, the new information shows even more evidence of the Trump administration’s politicization of DHS. The newly public portions show in more granular detail how Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad […]
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The Cat’s in the Cupboard

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On September 18, 2022
I often think I should write more posts (period, but also ones) that add authorial “color” or whatever. Like about the fact that Ifrit has developed a taste for hanging out in kitchen cabinets (“this is such pretty glassware, shame if something should happen to it; now where’s my food?”). Perhaps this is some kind […]
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