Philosopher Martha Nussbaum wrote her latest book, “The Monarchy of Fear,” to better understand the 2016 election. She tells Jeffrey Brown that when fear gets into the mix, we fail to work out actual problems.
Democracy faced its most serious crisis in decades last year. That stark verdict comes from the annual report of Freedom House, which charted the world's 12th consecutive year of decline in freedom. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Ohio…
Once the door to the criminalization of political and ideological disagreement is opened, it may be near impossible to close it.
Former Vice President Al Gore is troubled by what he sees as an American vulnerability to false assertions driving political policy. Gore has just re-released his book “The Assault on Reason,” 10 years after its original publication with an update…
By Elizabeth Flock
This week, we went to our local independent bookseller, Politics and Prose, for their thoughts on what to read right now. Here are eight books -- both old and new -- recommended by the P&P staff, who chose to focus…
By James M. Lindsay, Council on Foreign Relations
Millions of people around the world went to the polls this year. The results provided plenty of surprises. British voters defied the pollstersand voted to leave the European Union. Colombians did much the same in …
By Bradley Klapper, Associated Press
Americans' enduring confidence that their elections are unimpeachably fair is teetering.
By Mary Jo Brooks
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke says her poem, "America, I Sing You Back", was born not out of anger but out of concern and a love for her country.
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press
A beleaguered Donald Trump sought to undermine the legitimacy of the U.S. presidential election on Saturday.
By Daniel Moritz-Rabson
Amidst the atrocities of the Syrian war, democratic groups have arisen across the country.
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