Fall 2019, No. 54

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Features

Defend Multilateralism—It’s What People Want

By John Halpin Brian Katulis

6 MIN READ

Smart Power for a Rising Generation

Young progressives distrust U.S. power. It’s up to us to show them how that power can be put toward good ends.

By Suzanne Nossel

28 MIN READ

Dixie Is (Still) Done

The author revisits his 2006 argument that the Democrats should forget the South—and finds that the non-Southern strategy still holds.

By Tom Schaller

21 MIN READ

Saving the Supreme Court

What’s needed is to make the Court more democratically accountable and to end strategic retirements. Here’s how.

By Frederick A.O. ("Fritz") Schwarz Jr.

21 MIN READ

Right-Sizing Foreign Policy

No adventurism, unilateralism, or isolationism. Just sensible principles for a United States that leads but doesn’t dominate.

By Bruce W. Jentleson

23 MIN READ

Left for Dead

The coalitions that sustained the traditional left parties in the West have collapsed. New ones can be built—but it won’t be easy.

By Yascha Mounk

28 MIN READ

Can the Constitution Survive Trump?

Barney Frank, Caroline Fredrickson, Elizabeth Holtzman, Arturo Valenzuela, and Benjamin Wittes discuss whether the document that has survived so much can outlast this presidency.

By The Editors

54 MIN READ

Book Reviews

The Eternal Power Elite

Today’s right no longer just wants to win power. It wants to change the rules and keep it.

By Alan Wolfe

13 MIN READ

Who We Are

Jill Lepore has Schlesinger-like aspirations, albeit updated for the twenty-first century.

By Meg Jacobs

14 MIN READ

Feet of Clay

George Packer’s Richard Holbrooke is both daring and brilliant— and self-aggrandizing and cynical.

By Hussein Ibish

14 MIN READ

The Paradoxes of Democracy

Why seemingly unassailable values are all fraught with tensions—and why those seeking change need to wrestle with them.

By Zephyr Teachout

13 MIN READ

Responses

Bridging the Divide

After years of prioritizing college readiness, governments are finally doing more to recognize the value of Career and Technical Education. A response to Clara Bates.

By Taylor White

11 MIN READ

Recounting

Sick of Being Sick in America

Why it’s better up North.

By Sophia Crabbe-Field

9 MIN READ

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