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2015's Real Person of the Year? The Populist.

By Yascha Mounk

Dec. 17, 2015

Yascha Mounk explains why calling 2015 the year of Angela Merkel is a bit like calling 2006 the year of the Blackberry.

2015's Real Person of the Year? The Populist.

Yascha Mounk explains why calling 2015 the year of Angela Merkel is a bit like calling 2006 the year of the Blackberry.


We Need to Clean up Our Understanding of Corruption

More and more Americans feel like outsiders in their own democracy. Janine Wedel articulates a new definition of the corruption that’s makin


No Child left Behind Is Gone, But Will It Be Back?

Melissa Tooley challenges the narrative of why No Child Left Behind was left—well, you get the idea.


Country of Old

Mei Fong examines why China changed its one-child policy—and why it did so too late to help its rapidly graying population.


Should We Engineer Future Humans?

Gene editing has come further than ever before. That means we need to start thinking further ahead than ever before, argues Bina Venkatarama


Was This the Year of Financial Inclusion?

No. But Patricia Hart says that 2016 might be.


Myanmar's Moment

Myanmar’s election was an important event—but that in itself does not a democracy make, writes Oren Samet.


Before We Pass Judgment on the Supreme Court's Progressive 2015...

...we’d do well to think of the conservative backlash delivered in the court of opinion, and what that might mean for 2016, cautions Madiba


Double Take: Speaking on Freedom of Speech

Two takes on whether freedom of speech is under attack on university campuses.