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What If a President Loses Control?

by Jeffrey Frank

There’s no need to dwell on the particular character of Trump, but it is worth examining what remedies exist if any President is too careless, inattentive, or impulsive to deal sensibly with questions affecting the nation’s survival.


Donald Trump Is Making the Great Man Theory of History Great Again

by David A. Bell

The president-elect’s unpredictable rise is forcing historians and social scientists to rethink their most basic assumptions about how the world works.


Obama leaves office with popularity, but little political strength

by Elaine C. Kamarck

A presidential legacy is not simply what a person accomplishes in office but whether or not he leaves behind a political party strong enough to nurture and protect the legacy.


Barack Obama’s Legacy Is More Secure Than You, or the GOP, Think

by Jonathan Chait

A glacier cannot easily be unmelted.


When a Foreign Government Interfered in a U.S. Election — to Reelect FDR

by Steve Usdin

From fake news to covert ops, aspects of Russia’s alleged efforts to boost Trump echo tactics pioneered in 1940.


The trouble with Donald Trump? Inexperience

by Jonathan Zimmerman

Have we seen anyone like him in the White House? No.


Trump is the weakest of presidents in 140 years

by Sidney Blumenthal

Behind the scowl and the curtain there is a diminished man who cannot shake off the circumstances surrounding his election.


We’ve Been Here Before: Jon Meacham on the Literature of Our Discontent

by Jon Meacham

Some fiction from our chaotic past repays attention as we seek our bearings now.


When Truth Becomes a Commodity

by Daniel T. Rodgers

"Post-truth" carries a catchy, advertising-agency ring. And that may be exactly what is wrong with it and with our times.


The slave trade made Scotland rich. Now we must pay our blood-soaked debts.

by Stephen McLaren

Now we must pay our blood-soaked debts.



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