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By Jan-Werner Mueller - Oct 08,2023
 BUDAPEST — This summer, with its record temperatures, deadly floods and raging wildfires, which in Canada alone destroyed the equivalent of all the trees in Germany, might have felt like a final warning: Without urgent and drastic action, the current climate emergency will
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Jul 27,2023
PRINCETON — “All politics is local,” proclaims an old American saying. That might partly explain why democratic politics is going so badly, especially, but not only, in the United States.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Jun 17,2023
PRINCETON — Is there an ideal design for parliament buildings and legislative chambers? The question seems abstract, but it comes up surprisingly often as a very concrete challenge.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Apr 10,2023
PRINCETON — Should journalists say and write what they think?
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Nov 16,2022
RINCETON  —  Almost exactly a century after Fascist leader Benito Mussolini’s March on Rome and ascent to the Italian premiership, a politician whose party descends from the original Fascists, Giorgia Meloni, has been appointed as Italy’s prime minister.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Sep 29,2022
PRINCETON  —  In the run-up to Brazil’s presidential election next month, President Jair Bolsonaro is crafting his own version of former US President Donald Trump’s “Big Lie”: the claim that a loss at the ballot box is fraudulent.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Feb 14,2022
PRINCETON  —  A few victories by centre-left parties in large countries hardly makes for an international trend.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Jan 09,2022
PRINCETON  —  The investigation by the US House Select Committee on January 6 is still a long way from establishing a comprehensive record of the assault on the Capitol last year, so one should resist facile generalisations about the insurrectionists.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Oct 17,2021
PRINCETON — The satirist Karl Kraus observed about his native Austria in 1899: “When the constitution is violated, the people just yawn.” How upset Austrians really were last week when Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was accused of corruption is unclear.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - May 05,2021
BERLIN — Donald Trump’s presidency was bookended by the White House pushing “alternative facts” about the size of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration at the US Capitol and his violent supporters scrawling “Murder the Media” on the Capitol’s doors.



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