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Institutions & Governance
A rising sense of domestic insecurity made a dramatic mark on the 2016 U.S. presidential election. To add historical perspective on the rise in violence in America and its impact on political alignments, we spoke with Beverly Gage, professor of 20th
-century American history at Yale University, about the history of violence in America and its effects on American politics and immigration policy.
In the years since the 2008 financial crisis, the role of higher education has become central to the debate about economic opportunity and income inequality. We approached Janet Napolitano, former Governor of Arizona and Secretary of Homeland Security and current President of the University of California, to discuss how she sees the role of higher education in today’s economy and society, and how students are driving change in the university’s mission.
In his new book, The Seventh Sense,
Joshua Cooper Ramo, vice chairman and co-chief executive of Kissinger Associates, describes a new ”seventh sense” based on connectedness as the dominant source of modern knowledge and success. This information-age seventh sense builds on Nietzsche’s sixth sense, which extended rational thinking to intuition.
American security has improved significantly since 9/11, but the fight against ISIS is overregulated and under resourced.
Reducing inequality requires policies that spread the benefits of growth as well as account for emotional well-being.
The presidential election is 15 months away, but most voters and states are already decided.
China’s geopolitical ambitions are not necessarily a threat to the United States.
Economic policies should look beyond numerical goals to improve how people experience the economy.
Pro-party reforms could minimize polarization by protecting against increased extremism.
How living with the like-minded is driving us farther apart.
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