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Democracy Is What We Make of It

In other words, institutions won't save us: We have to save them.

By Nathan Pippenger

What To Do With Former Trump Officials?

In Vox, a scholar of American politics voices concern about her institution’s new hire.

By Nathan Pippenger

Conservative Multiculturalism's Southern Heritage

Nation essay ponders how white conservatives developed a distinctive twist on multiculturalism after Jim Crow’s end.

By Nathan Pippenger

The Path Back To Equality Leads Through Unions

The Nation summarizes an important new finding: Americans of the mid-twentieth century had unions to thank for their booming, egalitarian economy.

By Nathan Pippenger

Making Sense of Bad Beliefs

An essay in Aeon tackles a tough but urgent question: Do people have the right to believe whatever they want?

By Nathan Pippenger