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.
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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.
French voters have definitively “disconnected” themselves from the past but haven’t yet settled on a future. CES Associate Art Goldhammer speculates on the future of France's Socialist Party.
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.
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CES congratulates Nancy Ko '17 who was named one of four Harvard Rhodes Scholars in November. Ko was the recipient of a CES Senior Thesis Grant last year for her thesis entitled "In the Shadows of Change: Jewish Alliances in the Iranian Constitutional Revolution, 1905-11." (Photo: Kris Snibbe/Harvard Gazette)
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)
A Europe that is showing cracks in its unity now worries about U.S. ties, analysts say at CES Summit on the Future of Europe - Europe and the Forces of Disunion. A insightful summary of the discussions at the day-long event by the Harvard Gazette.
After Trump - A Surge in Ethno-Nationalism. "Trump legitimized deep ethno-national resentments. ... Driven by a fear of demographic and cultural change, white voters embraced racism and xenophobia and rejected the politics of civility," says Bart Banikowski, Associate Professor of Sociology & CES Resident Faculty, in Harvard Gazette. (Credit: AP Image/John Locher)
Perspectives on Germany's refugee crisis by Klaus Zimmermann, CES John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow, and Adrian Weickart, Harvard College student and CES intern, featured in Harvard Gazette article. (Credit: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Moscow is getting closer to a gas pipeline deal with Ankara, but it’s not the geopolitical triumph some think. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)