🎧 The Weaponization of Nostalgia
Trump's presidency, Brexit, and the mishandling of a global pandemic have made Douglas Alexander deeply concerned about the “powerful weaponization of nostalgia.”
The Other Navalnys
Here are four lesser-known dissidents around the world who deserve your attention. How do they find the courage?
🎧 Intent Matters
Yascha Mounk and Emily Yoffe sit down to discuss the hallmarks of cancelation, why intent matters, and how we can recover our capacity to converse freely.
This Week at Persuasion
Join us on March 16th for a discussion with Yascha Mounk, Garry Kasparov and Eliot Higgins of Bellingcat.
Beware of Books!
A new moralism is gripping the literary world, treating grownups like children
The Insiders' Game
GameStop was a warning: Elites are weaponizing censorship to keep the outsiders out
Is Social Media to Blame for It All?
Yascha Mounk and Kara Swisher discuss the role of social media in populist politics and whether online vitriol is an accurate reflection of public opinion.
Shakespeare Wasn't Woke
The #DisruptTexts movement is pushing teachers to ditch the classics. It's depriving children of their heritage.
Italy’s Long Covid
This week, coronavirus pushed the government to the brink of collapse. But political fallout from the pandemic is just beginning.
What Should Biden Say?
In his inaugural address, Lincoln spoke to a divided nation. The incoming president should echo those words.
Facts in Flames
Trump's dishonesty reminds us why we must preserve documents. Even in the Digital Age, archivists are crucial.
The Woke Future
Imagine a West where liberal ideals have shriveled away. Could the “Successor Ideology” be taking over?
Brexit is here, so it’s time to review its grand promises. Spoiler: They got away with lies.
Persuasion has been a bigger success than I could have imagined. And it's all because of you.
Mind the Gap
What politicians cook up isn't necessarily what people want. This “representation gap” is threatening American democracy.
The Battle for Israel
Will illiberal nationalism snuff out the founders' ideals? Or can the Jewish state remain a liberal democracy?
Trump’s Ghost Will Haunt America
Disastrous leaders from Mao to Chávez created enduring movements. Trumpism will show Americans how hard it is to escape a political phantom.
🎧 Xi's China
Listen now | Yascha Mounk and Minxin Pei talk about China's political evolution since the 1980s.
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