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Tocqueville 21 Podcast: Political Satire with Alexander Kliment

Share the post "Tocqueville 21 Podcast: Political Satire with Alexander Kliment" We’re happy to present the ninth episode of the Tocqueville 21 podcast! Today, we begin a new series of episodes exploring political satire: its role in the modern world, its origins, and how it will evolve in an increasingly digital environment. Joining us for this discussion is Alexander Kliment, director and creator of the Puppet Regime, an award winning satirical show that highlights...

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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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Book Review: Shakespeare in a Divided America (James Shapiro)

Share the post "Book Review: Shakespeare in a Divided America (James Shapiro)" James Shapiro, Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Our Future (Penguin Press, 2020) In June 2017, New York City’s Public Theater staged a production in Central Park of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, directed by Oskar Eustis, as part of the series known as Shakespeare in the Park. There was no subtlety in the play’s allusion to contemporary...

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Biden’s Covid-19 Plan: A Road Towards Universal Basic Income?

Share the post "Biden’s Covid-19 Plan: A Road Towards Universal Basic Income?" Has Covid-19 made an Andrew Yang out of Joe Biden? During the 2020 Democratic primary, Yang’s promise of a monthly $1,000 “Freedom Dividend”—a form of Universal Basic Income (or UBI)—was not enough to carry the entrepreneur to the White House. But President Biden’s plan to fight the coronavirus and its economic fallout includes yet another round of direct payments, the third in only a year....

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Trump, Fascism, and French History

Share the post "Trump, Fascism, and French History" On 6 January 2021, a mob of demonstrators broke into and ransacked the US Capitol. Five people, including one police officer, died during the violence. The demonstrators had gathered to protest against the result of the 2020 election, encouraged by President Donald Trump’s baseless accusations that his opponent Joe Biden had “stolen” victory in the November vote. The invasion of the seat of American representative...

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When Neoliberalism Negates Itself

Share the post "When Neoliberalism Negates Itself" Review of William Callison and Zachary Manfredi, eds., Mutant Neoliberalism: Market Rule and Political Rupture (Fordham University Press, 2020). Among its many intellectual repercussions, the current crisis in global politics has forced us to reassess neoliberalism, the ideology that, more than any other, has shaped our present. Despite its highly disruptive effects, neoliberalism had, until recently, seemed...

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Can a Presidential Election Save American Democracy?

Share the post "Can a Presidential Election Save American Democracy?" Back in the fall of 2020, as the post-summer threats of Covid-19 were doing little to assuage the anxieties of the upcoming American presidential election, I received a message from a colleague (and contributor to Tocqueville 21), Michael Behrent, who lives and teaches in North Carolina and had been appointed to his County Board of elections. “I wonder if one can convey to someone in France how...

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Tocqueville ’21: Pondering the Future

Share the post "Tocqueville ’21: Pondering the Future" We held our first editorial meeting the morning after the attack on the US Capitol. This is a blog dedicated to exploring twentieth-first century democracy, and while much about the democratic world we live in feels uncertain, one thing we can be sure of is that democracy in America and beyond is undergoing some profound transformations.  Tocqueville concluded in the final lines of Democracy in America that his...

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Revue de Presse : 15 novembre

Share the post "Revue de Presse : 15 novembre" Le sociologue Farhad Khosrokhavar a publié dans Politico EU une critique de la « laïcité radicale » en France – ce qu’il compare à une religion d’État, même si cette religion est blasphématoire par essence – avant que l’éditeur du journal retire l’article, déclarant qu’il « ne répondait pas à nos normes éditoriales ». Le site Orient XXI, édité par Alain Gresh, republie l’article de Khosrokhavar en anglais et en français,...

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De l’apocalypse à la catastrophe

Share the post "De l’apocalypse à la catastrophe" L’Humanité m’a demandé une chronique encore sur le résultat de l’élection du 3 novembre. Retrouvez ci-dessous l’article publié le 9 novembre dans le journal. Joe Biden sera président. Les médias ont hésité à le confirmer – comme M. Biden lui-même – et Donald Trump déclare qu’il contestera les résultats de l’élection, mais le résultat est assuré. Aucun recompte ne peut produire une victoire de Trump à la dernière...

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