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Tocqueville 21 Podcast: Immigration and the Crisis of Democracy

Share the post "Tocqueville 21 Podcast: Immigration and the Crisis of Democracy" Hi everyone, for this week’s episode of the Tocqueville 21 Podcast, I spoke with Deepak Bhargava and Ruth Milkman about their new essay collection Immigration Matters: Movements, Visions, and Strategies for a Progressive Future—co-edited with Penny Lewis, and out now in paperback from the New Press. Professors Bhargava and Milkman describe their vision for how immigration policy needs...

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Georgia on My Mind

Share the post "Georgia on My Mind" Chaque lundi avant le 3 novembre, je publie une tribune dans l’Humanité sur l’élection présidentielle aux États-Unis. Chaque tribune sera republiée ici le mercredi. Voici le quatrième article, publié le 26 octobre. Le jour de l’ouverture du vote dans l’État de Géorgie, le 12 octobre, on a vu presque immédiatement sur les réseaux sociaux des témoignages de personnes qui ont dû patienter jusqu’à douze heures pour voter. Ce n’est pas...

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Ces Démocrates qui ne veulent pas gouverner

Share the post "Ces Démocrates qui ne veulent pas gouverner" Chaque lundi avant le 3 novembre, je publie une tribune dans l’Humanité sur l’élection présidentielle aux États-Unis. Chaque tribune sera republiée ici le mercredi. Voici le troisième article, publié le 19 octobre. « Ces auditions ont été les meilleures de ma carrière. Je vous remercie, Monsieur, pour votre justesse et cet échange constructif. Cela me donne de l’espoir. » Ces mots ne sont pas ceux d’Amy...

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Restricting the Ballot, to Save Democracy

Share the post "Restricting the Ballot, to Save Democracy" This is a student post, in collaboration with the University of Chicago’s Democracy Initiative. Trump’s failure to release his tax returns during the 2016 election shattered a presidential norm dating back 40 years, but state legislators are fighting back. In more than 20 states, bills have been introduced which would require presidential candidates to release five years of tax returns in order to appear on...

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Democracy in 2020

Share the post "Democracy in 2020" I was at first surprised that Bernie Sanders’s recent proposal to allow formerly and currently incarcerated people to vote was as controversial as it was. One of my takeaways from the 2018 midterms—and American politics since 2016 more broadly—was that voting rights were something all Democrats agreed on. On the one hand, gubernatorial races in Florida and Georgia revealed that Republicans rely on subverting such rights as much as...

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The Universal Basic Income Enigma

Share the post "The Universal Basic Income Enigma" In 2017, Benoît Hamon was in a bind. He had beaten Manuel Valls in the Socialist Party primary running as a radical, promising France’s left-wing voters that he would reverse the centrist tack under François Hollande, which drove the careers of both Valls and Emmanuel Macron. But if he was to have any shot at winning the presidency, he would have to also mobilize left voters turned off by the populist Jean-Luc...

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Midterm Thoughts

Share the post "Midterm Thoughts" The Point Magazine was kind enough to invite me to participate in a series of reflections on the 2018 midterms. My thoughts on voting after moving from Paris to Chicago are below. See The Point’s full series here, featuring Lauren Michele Jackson, Anastasia Berg, Jon Baskin, Rosemarie Ho, Robert L. Kehoe III, Jesse McCarthy, and Rachel Wiseman. Two years ago, I expected my friends and neighbors in Paris to react to the election of...

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Thoughts on the Fifth Republic’s Sixtieth

Share the post "Thoughts on the Fifth Republic’s Sixtieth" To mark the sixtieth birthday of France’s Fifth Republic last week (4 Sept.), I went and flipped through a chapter I had been meaning to come back to in Raymond Aron’s Démocratie et totalitarisme on the political crisis that led to De Gaulle’s return to power. The book was published in 1965 based on lectures given in the midst of that crisis seven years prior, and its overall aim is to sketch out the two types...

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Lilla, Liberalism, and American Politics

Share the post "Lilla, Liberalism, and American Politics" What is there left to say about Mark Lilla’s The Once and Future Liberal? Few serious books about American politics in recent years have prompted such an impressive volume of reviews and commentary. Yes, in these polarized times, much of it has been either vituperatively or snarkily dismissive. But much of it has been serious and engaged, and many of the reactions I had in first reading the book have already...

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Socialism and Polarization

Share the post "Socialism and Polarization" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this week became the Democratic nominee and presumptive winner in the NY14 congressional race. She is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America—a left-wing organization whose membership has skyrocketed since 2016—and her campaign calls for things like universal healthcare, free college education, and the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the law enforcement agency created under...

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