We need to talk about liberalism and foreign policy

Over at Wisdom of Crowds, the Brookings Institution’s Shadi Hamid puts his finger on the tension between promoting democracy and promoting liberalism in US foreign policy. Building up on his earlier case for ‘democratic minimalism,’ ....

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Prison education can help rebuild the economy

In the months since COVID-19 struck the United States, mountains of devastating research and reporting have shown how this virus deepens long-standing inequalities. Unsurprisingly, current and formerly incarcerated men and women have been among the ....

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5 questions for Toby Ord on the risk of human extinction

What sort of extinction-level catastrophes should we be concerned about? What can we do to meet these challenges? And what are the odds we survive this century? Toby Ord joined Political Economy to discuss these ....

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Is humanity prepared to handle catastrophic threats? My long-read Q&A with Toby Ord

As technology progresses, we find that our advancements offer may protections against some existential risks while creating new ones. So what are the odds that we are living in the last century of human history? ....

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