Reckoning With Memories of Budapest

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.

#books-and-literature, #budapest-hungary, #capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #cemeteries, #central-europe, #children-and-childhood, #cold-war-era, #culture-arts, #danube-river, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #families-and-family-life, #hungary, #immigration-and-emigration, #internal-sub-only, #liberalism-us-politics, #liszt-franz, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #ohio, #poetry-and-poets, #politics-and-government, #poppies, #stained-glass, #travel-and-vacations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #welch-john-f-jr, #youngstown-ohio

Rethinking Joe Manchin

Now that Joe Manchin has saved the Democratic agenda, how should liberals think about him?

#elections, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #internal-storyline-no, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #states-us, #united-states-economy

How the Claremont Institute Became a Nerve Center of the American Right

They made the intellectual case for Trump. Now they believe the country is in a cultural civil war.

#1776-commission, #buckley-william-f-jr, #claremont-calif, #claremont-institute, #claremont-review-of-books, #eastman-john-c, #goldwater-barry-m, #jaffa-harry-v-1918-2015, #kesler-charles-r, #liberalism-us-politics, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

Elite Universities Are Out of Touch. Blame the Campus.

Colleges should do more to integrate their physical presence seamlessly with the surrounding environment.

#colleges-and-universities, #dormitories, #education, #liberalism-us-politics, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

A View From the Right on Progressives’ ‘Moral Crusade’

Noah Rothman and Alex Kingsbury debate whether the left actually has a problem with fun.

#audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #culture-wars, #kingsbury-alex-journalist, #liberalism-us-politics, #noah-rothman

Dear Liberals: Come on Down!

Railing on social media from your blue state won’t change a thing down here.

#liberalism-us-politics, #nashville-tenn, #republican-party, #southern-states-us, #tennessee, #united-states-economy

Inflation Has Unmasked the Depths of Our Affordability Crisis

Sky-high prices are only part of the problem.

#center-for-economic-and-policy-research, #democratic-party, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #liberalism-us-politics, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Lesbian Republican’s Fight for a Future in the G.O.P.

With the recent Republican rollbacks on L.G.B.T.Q. rights, Jerri Ann Henry wonders whether she has a future in the party.

#audio-neutral-informative, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #liberalism-us-politics, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

What Dobbs Means for Abortion and What This Court Means for America

The legal journalist Dahlia Lithwick breaks down the Dobbs decision and considers the “raw power” of the Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #dahlia-lithwick, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

The End of Roe Is Just the Beginning

An improbable anti-abortion triumph yields an uncertain political future.

#abortion, #conservatism-us-politics, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #womens-rights

Why One of America’s Leading Socialists Is Worried About His Movement

Bhaskar Sunkara explains the reasons for the progressive left’s setbacks in winning power — and elections — in America.

#audio-neutral-informative, #bhaskar-sunkara, #democratic-party, #liberalism-us-politics, #nation-the-magazine, #politics-and-government, #sanders-bernard, #socialism-theory-and-philosophy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Mugged by Reality, Again

Progressives are rediscovering the law of unintended consequences.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #boudin-chesa, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #elections-district-attorneys, #inflation-economics, #liberalism-us-politics, #republican-party, #san-francisco-calif, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Are the Movies Liberal?

Everyone knows Hollywood is progressive. But look at the films it churns out. They tell another story.

#conservatism-us-politics, #dog-movie, #first-blood-movie, #liberalism-us-politics, #movies, #the-batman-movie, #top-gun-maverick-movie

We Are Political Animals. So How Much Do Genes Matter?

They’re not everything, but they’re not nothing either.

#conservatism-us-politics, #genetics-and-heredity, #liberalism-us-politics, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-politics-and-government

We Can’t Even Agree on What Is Tearing Us Apart

Even scholars of polarization are polarized.

#conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-house-of-representatives, #liberalism-us-politics, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Democrats Can Win the Morality Wars

First, they have to understand the deep philosophical differences underlying these conflicts.

#christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #ethics-personal, #freedom-of-religion, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #midterm-elections-2022, #philosophy, #rauch-jonathan-1960, #republican-party, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

What Does the ‘Post-Liberal Right’ Actually Want?

The political theorist Patrick Deneen thinks “liberal totalitarianism” is plundering America. Is he right?

#audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #deneen-patrick-j, #families-and-family-life, #liberalism-us-politics, #marriages, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

What Does Elon Musk Want? Is Twitter the Way to Get It?

America’s richest man tries to halt the liberal retreat from dynamism.

#freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #liberalism-us-politics, #musk-elon, #postrel-virginia, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #tesla-motors-inc, #trump-donald-j

Francis Fukuyama Predicted the End of History. It’s Back (Again).

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.”

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #fukuyama-francis, #liberalism-us-politics, #liberalism-and-its-discontents-book, #politics-and-government, #project-democracy, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #the-end-of-history-book, #ukraine

What Does the Right Do When Big Business Turns Against Conservatism?

How conservatives put their hope in Elon Musk and Ron DeSantis.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporations, #democratic-party, #desantis-ron, #domenech-ben-1981, #florida, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #liberalism-us-politics, #musk-elon, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #warren-elizabeth

Three Opinion Writers on Why the G.O.P. Can’t Stop Saying ‘Gay’

A left-right debate on the overblown gender panic gripping American politics.

#audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #desantis-ron, #education-k-12, #florida, #gender, #generation-z, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #liberalism-us-politics, #millennial-generation, #republican-party, #sex-education, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #walt-disney-company

The Rise of the American New Right

A new generation seeks to shock the bourgeoisie.

#computers-and-the-internet, #conservatism-us-politics, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #liberalism-us-politics, #millennial-generation, #politics-and-government, #social-media

How to Make Sense of the New L.B.G.T. Culture War

There is an enormous gap between what people are willing say in public and what they really think.

#conservatism-us-politics, #education-k-12, #europe, #florida, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #liberalism-us-politics, #mental-health-and-disorders, #millennial-generation, #parenting, #rauch-jonathan-1960, #rowling-j-k, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #sex-education, #sullivan-andrew, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #youth

The Dangerous Lesson Viktor Orban Taught Republicans

Bret Stephens and Zack Beauchamp debate the biggest challenges threatening liberalism in America and beyond.

#audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #europe, #hungary, #liberalism-us-politics, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #republican-party, #russia

Why Liberalism Needs Nationalism and Religion

The Ukraine War could inspire a reassessment of what liberalism should seek to be.

#christians-and-christianity, #france, #fukuyama-francis, #hungary, #le-pen-marine, #liberalism-us-politics, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #orban-viktor, #putin-vladimir-v, #religion-and-belief, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Globalization Is Over. The Global Culture Wars Have Begun.

We’re entering the age of red world versus blue world.

#china, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #liberalism-us-politics, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-values-survey, #xi-jinping

The People Who Hate Liberalism Are Teaching Us What It Is

Ukraine’s refusal to bend the knee to Vladimir Putin has reminded the West that life under liberalism is worth fighting for.

#evola-julius-1898-1974, #liberalism-us-politics, #putin-vladimir-v, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #writing-and-writers

The Wrong Side of the Gender Gap

Who are the men who align with the Democratic Party and the women who identify as Republicans?

#conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #liberalism-us-politics, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Two Religious Conservatives and a Marxist Walk Into a Journal

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.”

#ahmari-sohrab, #aponte-edwin, #compact-magazine, #conservatism-us-politics, #liberalism-us-politics, #magazines, #schmitz-matthew

Will the Ukraine War End the Age of Populism?

Populism’s poor fit for this particular moment has given an opportunity to its enemies and critics.

#europe, #liberalism-us-politics, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #populism, #putin-vladimir-v, #republican-party, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts

The Past and the Future Are at War in California

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.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #conservation-of-resources, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics

The Week That Awoke the World

What the Ukrainians have taught us.

#democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #foreign-aid, #liberalism-us-politics, #patriotism, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #zelensky-volodymyr

Democrats Used to Be Able to Get Things Done. What Happened?

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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #organized-labor, #polls-and-public-opinion, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wilson-woodrow

The Battle for the Soul of the Library

Librarians should be politically neutral. Too many aren’t.

#american-library-assn, #books-and-literature, #california, #censorship, #critical-race-theory, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #illinois, #liberalism-us-politics, #libraries-and-librarians, #race-and-ethnicity, #states-us, #texas, #united-states

A Critique of Government That Liberals Need to Hear

The economist Alex Tabarrok discusses the public choice theory of government failure.

#liberalism-us-politics, #libertarianism-us-politics, #marginal-revolution

The Dark Century: Why Is Liberalism in Decline?

Why our era has grown so ugly.

#cold-war-era, #constitution-us, #defense-and-military-forces, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-relations, #liberalism-us-politics, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

Who Believes in Democracy?

To overcome the dark side of right-wing populism, American liberalism needs to first democratize itself.

#colleges-and-universities, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #elections, #liberalism-us-politics, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #tammany-hall, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters

Will a Mask Debate Split Blue States?

The growing normalcy divide within liberal America.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #liberalism-us-politics, #new-england-states-us, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

This Is What Made Covid the ‘Almost Ideal Polarizing Crisis’

The advent of the disease was the “almost ideal polarizing crisis.”

#carnegie-endowment-for-international-peace, #conservatism-us-politics, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #democratic-party, #income-inequality, #liberalism-us-politics, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Stay Woke. The Right Can Be Illiberal, Too.

Dis-enlightenment thinking isn’t exclusive to the left.

#anti-semitism, #black-people, #cancel-culture, #critical-race-theory, #internal-sub-only-nl, #liberalism-us-politics, #presidential-election-of-2020, #twitter, #university-of-florida

What’s Happening on the Left Is No Excuse for What’s Happening on the Right

Illiberalism is a problem wherever it rears its head. 

#conservatism-us-politics, #liberalism-us-politics, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

In Africa, Dealing With Vaccine Challenges and the Omicron Variant

Vaccine shortages and skepticism, and rewarding countries for discovering variants. Also: Happiness and politics; unwanted children; beware of psychedelics.

#abortion, #africa, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #happiness, #liberalism-us-politics, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls

How Liberals Can Be Happier

They can embrace social institutions like family, religion and local civic organizations. 

#conservatism-us-politics, #families-and-family-life, #happiness, #liberalism-us-politics, #research, #united-states

‘Woke’ Went the Way of ‘P.C.’ and ‘Liberal’

Progressives can still fall back on ‘progressive.’

#democratic-party, #english-language, #internal-sub-only-nl, #liberalism-us-politics, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government

Critical Race Theory: Discuss

Are progressives censoring themselves where it counts the most?

#california, #critical-race-theory, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #equity, #internal-sub-only-nl, #karens, #liberalism-us-politics, #race-and-ethnicity, #wokeness

The Virginia Election Shows Why Democrats Are in Trouble

The election in Virginia is more than just a reflection on Biden’s failures.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #censorship, #critical-race-theory, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #elections-governors, #liberalism-us-politics, #mcauliffe-terry, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

The Self-Isolation of the American Left

Political subcultures fight it out in America’s schools.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #liberalism-us-politics, #progressivism, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #united-states

The Moral Chasm That Has Opened Up Between Left and Right Is Widening

The things that are driving us apart are going to keep driving us apart. 

#american-civil-liberties-union, #conservatism-us-politics, #discrimination, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #liberalism-us-politics, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Conservatives Are Happier Than Liberals. Discuss.

New research raises as many question as it answers. 

#conservatism-us-politics, #emotions, #happiness, #liberalism-us-politics, #psychology-and-psychologists, #united-states-politics-and-government