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It can’t happen here, probably

It can’t happen here, probably

in Harvard Gazette on February 23, 2017

Fascism is not taking root in the United States as it did in Europe’s fertile ground in the 1930s, but the ascendance of President Donald Trump and the early actions of his administration may move the United States in an authoritarian direction, a panel of Harvard historians told a a full house at CES.

The Democratic Recession

The Democratic Recession

Yascha Mounk in New America on February 10, 2017

In the second episode of "The Good Fight," Yascha Mounk lays out the best-case scenario for the Trump years and speaks to Larry Diamond, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, about the global recession of democracy--and how to build the kind of coalition that can beat back authoritarian populists.

The Borders Between Us

The Borders Between Us

in Harvard Gazette on January 12, 2017

Charles Maier, CES Resident Faculty, explores the controversial lines that both separate and bind modern societies in his latest book, Once Within Borders: Territories of Power, Wealth, and Belonging Since 1500.

(Photo Credit: Michelle Nicholasen, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs)

In France, Another Stunning Election Upset

In France, Another Stunning Election Upset

Arthur Goldhammer in American Prospect on November 21, 2016

Former Prime Minister François Fillon crushes the opposition in the first round of the primary for the presidential nomination of the center-right Republican primary. The winner of the runoff could well become France’s next president—if he can beat Marine Le Pen. A commentary by Art Goldhammer. (Credit: Bernard BISSON/JDD/SIPA/1505311317 - Sipa via AP Images)

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