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.

  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.

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.

  Dambisa Moyo on economic innovation

Bleakonomics

An Interview with Dambisa Moyo

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The renowned economist outlines the biggest risks facing our most cherished political institutions.

  Benn Steil on the Marshall Plan and Donald Trump

Grandest Strategy

An Interview with Benn Steill

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The Marshall Plan was essential for the creation of the E.U., and its success contains lessons modern politicians need to learn.

  Fran Townsend on intelligence, cyber threats, and transparency

Human Intelligence

An Interview with Fran Townsend

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A national security insider on whether our intelligence agencies have learned from their mistakes in Iraq and elsewhere.

  Victor Sebestyen on Lenin, Russia, and revolution

Red Giant

An Interview with Victor Sebestyen

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The story of how Lenin became Lenin forms a major theme in Sebestyen's essential new biography of the man.