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Book excerpt: 'One Nation After Trump'

Trump arouses anger, yes, but also fear—fear about whether our institutions can survive a leader who praises ... Trump can fairly be called a populist, his policies make clear that he is a phony frien... read more

Pakistan: A Political History

By asserting that the Indian Muslims were a nation, not a minority, the Muslim League and its leader, Mohammad Ali Jinnah ... Congress's refusal to interpret partition as a division of India between P... read more

Improving Development Aid Design and Evaluation: Plan for Sailboats, Not Trains

The development field increasingly looks to sophisticated metrics to measure impact. Simultaneously, practitioners are recognizing that most development programs must engage with politics and policy. ... read more

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What Makes a Leader

09 March, 2010 Question: What is an essential quality of leadership for social change? Juan Battle: An essential quality that a leader needs to have for social change. I think a vision. They have to k... read more


Pennsylvania as the new Wisconsin in union fights

Instead, this change empowers workers — making union leadership more responsive and accountable to ... 2012. HARRISBURG-CAMPBELL/ REUTERS/Tim Shaffer PHOTO (INSERT1): Protesters occupy the Wisconsin S... read more

Death of the Yuppie Dream

Every would-be populist ... class was, from the start, riven with tensions. It was the occupational role of managers and engineers, along with many other professionals, to manage, regulate, and contro... read more

Democrats Are Now the Aggressive War Party

Clinton also sabotaged early efforts to work out an agreement in which Iran surrendered much of its low-enriched uranium, including an initiative in 2010 organized at Obama’s request by the leaders of ... read more

‘US had as much a hand in Egypt as in Chile’ — leftwing perspectives on the massacre

He notes the fierce prejudices of the Islamists but is more concerned with the egoism of the elites. Hedges offers a chiliastic populism: The belief systems the oppressed embrace can be intolerant, bu... read more

Mormons Resigning Despite Strong Heritage, Citing 'Hatred' by LDS Church

The Church is not pro-marriage, it is anti-gay. The leadership fights for bigotry and hate. The God I grew up with was perfect in His Love and Justice. Shame on the men who act so disgracefully in His ... read more

How Radio Creates Empathy

Jad Abumrad is the creator of WNYC's Radiolab and a 2011 MacArthur Genius Grant recipient. He is a radio host and producer whose engaging audio explorations of scientific and philosophical questions c... read more

The Reckoning: Tunisia’s Perilous Path to Democratic Stability

Summary: A generation gap and regional inequality are fueling the political instability and violent extremism facing Tunisia’s new leaders. For Tunisia, 2014 was a year of historic milestones. But des... read more



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