politics

A Culture for American Democracy

Politics follows culture, as we know, and not the other way around. So can we create a culture that can sustain a better politics—and a vibrant democracy?

By Melody Barnes

Election 2020: What Comes Next

By The Editors

Why We Need Inclusive Nationalism

Trump offers reactionary and exclusionary nationalism. There is a different, and better, kind.

By John Halpin

A Steady Force for America’s Redemption

I met this American hero in 1995. If anything, he was even more impressive up close than from a distance. 

By Sean Wilentz

A New Social Contract for the 21st Century

It is high time to rethink the relationship—the basic bargain—between the individual, companies, and our government.

By Neera Tanden