Manuel Valls on the challenges facing France

French Connection

An Interview with Manuel Valls

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The former French prime minister lays out his strategic vision.

  Eden Collinsworth on shifting moral values east and west

Morality (in) Play

An Interview with Eden Collinsworth

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An expert shares her fields notes on how moral values are changing around the world.

  Bernard-Henri Lévy on getting justice for the Kurds

Nation Building

An Interview with Bernard-Henri Lévy

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A prominent French intellectual explains his next big activist project.

  Joshua Kurlantzick on the Malaysia election

Shock Poll

An Interview with Joshua Kurlantzick

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What to look for as Malaysia's political turmoil continues.

  Jan-Werner Müller on populism, democracy, and Trump

Mobocracy

An Interview with Jan-Werner Müller

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This Princeton professor quite literally wrote the book on modern populism. We spoke with him about the real menace this political phenomenon presents.

Ancient Modern

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The Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti is best known for bringing a powerful vision to bear on physical form and testing its expressive limits.

  Harold Trinkunas on Maduro, Chávez, and Venezuela

Weakest Strongman

An Interview with Harold Trinkunas

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Venezuela's president faces an unprecedented crisis.

  William Kristol on how to fix American politics

A New Hope?

An Interview with William Kristol

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The well-known analyst and commentator sees some hope for our political life.

Middle of the Journey

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The Divine Comedy changed the course of culture. Bestselling author of The Dante Chamber Matthew Pearl explains why.

  Nathaniel Philbrick on Moby-Dick and Herman Melville

Deep Waters

An Interview with Nathaniel Philbrick

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Nathaniel Philbrick, the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Seas and Why Read Moby Dick? spoke to us about why the book is so important and what it can teach us.

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