The Wrong Trump Debate

What The Week misses about Trumpism and nationalism.

By Nathan Pippenger

They Can Dream, Can’t They?

People laughed at utopians, but that hardly means they were failures who didn’t give us good ideas.

By Brook Wilensky-Lanford

The Forgotten Communitarian

Why are Bill Clinton's contributions to restoring the language of civic obligation so regularly and casually overlooked? A response to James T. Kloppenberg.

By Will Marshall


Alexis de Tocqueville famously believed that the young American republic had a genius for community. "Voluntary associations," he wrote, sprang up everywhere to solve practical problems, agitate for political change, or try to move other Americans by moral suasion. These...

By Jedediah Purdy