Liberalism

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

Feet of Clay

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

By Hussein Ibish

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

Democracy's Death Knell?

Europe has been the ground zero of democracy’s triumph. But will it be short-lived?

By Edward Luce

R.I.P., Liberal Contrarianism

Before #Slatepitch became a punchline, Slate (and others) really did thrive on a certain kind of anti-liberalism. It’s dead now—well, almost.

By Michael Bérubé