A Times journalist spent three months capturing a contemporary portrait of Hungary’s capital, where he lived for several years as a child in the early ’90s.
Now that Joe Manchin has saved the Democratic agenda, how should liberals think about him?
They made the intellectual case for Trump. Now they believe the country is in a cultural civil war.
Colleges should do more to integrate their physical presence seamlessly with the surrounding environment.
Noah Rothman and Alex Kingsbury debate whether the left actually has a problem with fun.
Railing on social media from your blue state won’t change a thing down here.
Sky-high prices are only part of the problem.
With the recent Republican rollbacks on L.G.B.T.Q. rights, Jerri Ann Henry wonders whether she has a future in the party.
The legal journalist Dahlia Lithwick breaks down the Dobbs decision and considers the “raw power” of the Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority.
An improbable anti-abortion triumph yields an uncertain political future.
Bhaskar Sunkara explains the reasons for the progressive left’s setbacks in winning power — and elections — in America.
Progressives are rediscovering the law of unintended consequences.
Everyone knows Hollywood is progressive. But look at the films it churns out. They tell another story.
They’re not everything, but they’re not nothing either.
Even scholars of polarization are polarized.
First, they have to understand the deep philosophical differences underlying these conflicts.
The political theorist Patrick Deneen thinks “liberal totalitarianism” is plundering America. Is he right?
America’s richest man tries to halt the liberal retreat from dynamism.
In a new book, the political theorist offers a stout defense of liberalism against threats from left and right — and predicts that Ukraine will revive “the spirit of 1989.”
One thing that unites conservatives and liberals? No matter how loudly they denounce the social media platform, they don’t actually leave.
How conservatives put their hope in Elon Musk and Ron DeSantis.
A left-right debate on the overblown gender panic gripping American politics.
A new generation seeks to shock the bourgeoisie.
There is an enormous gap between what people are willing say in public and what they really think.
Bret Stephens and Zack Beauchamp debate the biggest challenges threatening liberalism in America and beyond.
The Ukraine War could inspire a reassessment of what liberalism should seek to be.
We’re entering the age of red world versus blue world.
Ukraine’s refusal to bend the knee to Vladimir Putin has reminded the West that life under liberalism is worth fighting for.
Who are the men who align with the Democratic Party and the women who identify as Republicans?
Compact, a new online magazine edited by two religious conservatives and a Marxist proponent of “labor populism,” aims to challenge both “a libertine left and a libertarian right.”
Populism’s poor fit for this particular moment has given an opportunity to its enemies and critics.
A legal dispute over enrollment at Berkeley shows how the old ways of enviromentalism won’t cut it in a new era of climate crisis.
What the Ukrainians have taught us.
They need a social movement powerful enough to force liberal elites to advance sweeping reforms, rather than tinker around the edges of a broken system.
Librarians should be politically neutral. Too many aren’t.
The economist Alex Tabarrok discusses the public choice theory of government failure.
Why our era has grown so ugly.
To overcome the dark side of right-wing populism, American liberalism needs to first democratize itself.
The growing normalcy divide within liberal America.
The advent of the disease was the “almost ideal polarizing crisis.”
Dis-enlightenment thinking isn’t exclusive to the left.
Illiberalism is a problem wherever it rears its head.
Vaccine shortages and skepticism, and rewarding countries for discovering variants. Also: Happiness and politics; unwanted children; beware of psychedelics.
They can embrace social institutions like family, religion and local civic organizations.
Progressives can still fall back on ‘progressive.’
Are progressives censoring themselves where it counts the most?
The election in Virginia is more than just a reflection on Biden’s failures.
Political subcultures fight it out in America’s schools.
The things that are driving us apart are going to keep driving us apart.
New research raises as many question as it answers.