Lithuania Bucks the Trend

  If the lesson of last month’s election to the European Parliament is that the “establishment” is struggling, then count Lithuania out. Voters across Europe shifted from traditional center-right and […]

The Religion Card: Islamophobia and Political Islam in Asian Democracies

This is a student post, in collaboration with the University of Chicago’s Democracy Initiative.   Over the past few weeks, two of the world’s largest democracies, India and Indonesia, both […]

The Problem with the Horse’s Mouth: The Case for the White House Press Briefing

This is a student post, in collaboration with the University of Chicago’s Democracy Initiative.   In 1913, Woodrow Wilson held the White House’s first press conference. In 1914, the White […]

Announcing our student contributors

Soon you’ll be seeing a set of posts from undergraduates at the University of Chicago—written not just by our Metcalf interns but also students enrolled in this spring’s Democratic Erosion […]

Sophia Rosenfeld replies to her readers

This is the follow-up to our book forum on Sophia Rosenfeld’s Democracy and Truth: A Short History.   Is it odd to begin by saying that I am thrilled with the […]

Whither Europe?

It is now two weeks since the European Parliament elections, and the dust has yet to settle. It was a remarkable election in many ways–unprecedented, really. Normally, EP elections are […]

Austria, Post-Ibiza

At first glance, it looks like not much changed in the Austrian elections to the European Parliament compared to 2014. The center-right ÖVP came in first place again, though with […]

Démocratie et mensonges

  Ceci est le quatrième compte-rendu de notre table ronde sur Democracy and Truth : A Short History par Sophia Rosenfeld.   À bien des égards, Democracy and Truth : A Short […]

Is Populism Specific to Democracy?

  This is the third review in our book forum on Sophia Rosenfeld’s Democracy and Truth: A Short History.   In Democracy and Truth: A Short History, Sophia Rosenfeld tackles the […]

Eloge du pluralisme

Ceci est le deuxième compte-rendu de notre table ronde sur Democracy and Truth : A Short History par Sophia Rosenfeld.   Où que l’on pose le regard, le paysage politique […]