Vanity Fair - 21 Dec 2017
Interesting and insightful throughout. On a whirlwind tour around the globe, Trump’s former aide and alter ego reveals what really went on in the White House, his unfettered thoughts on Javanka, his complicated relationship with his erstwhile boss—and his own political ambitions (reads in 8-10 min.)
Published in Weekly selection 23 December 2017
The Washington Post - paywall - 26 Nov 2017
Most would agree that the underlying conditions of U.S. democracy need repair. In this article that can read in 15 min or 1 h+, 38 thinkers, artists and practitioners submit ideas for repairing the country’s “badly broken civic life”. They range from “persuading the voters to keep clicking” (Moises Naim) to “creating a system of voting credits” (Eric Posner). Interesting and insightful throughout. Many ideas could be applicable outside of the US.
Published in Weekly selection 3 November 2017
VOXeu - 13 Oct 2017
On October 6, some top US political scientists gathered at Yale to ponder whether American democracy is in decline. Nearly everyone agreed that American democracy is eroding on multiple fronts (socially, culturally, and economically); but that America’s institutions are where democracy has proven most resilient. No one believed the end is nigh, or that it’s too late to solve America’s many problems, but as participant observed: “If current trends continue for another 20 or 30 years, democracy will be toast”. The article contains many interesting quotes (reads in 6-8 min).
Published in Weekly selection 20 October 2017