Democracy

Erdogan’s electoral hopes were dashed. Will that be enough to stop him?

MIchael Rubin
June 9 2015 12:01AM

Proof how much Bellow matters to our democratic society.

Ruth Wisse
April 22 2015 12:01AM

Irving Kristol, the so-called godfather of neoconservatism, is best known today for his political thought; but he was also deeply preoccupied with questions of religion.. . .

Tom Wilson
March 3 2015 12:01AM

The great mid-20th-century Christian theologian Reinhold Niebuhr developed a political theory, dubbed “Christian realism,” that sought to synthesize the demands of Christian ethics with the. . .

Paul D. Miller
Feb. 25 2015 12:01AM

Can Israel continue to be both Jewish and democratic? According to Evelyn Gordon, that depends on your definition of democracy. The answer is emphatically yes,. . .

Feb. 10 2015 12:01AM

The U.S. has a long history of supporting despotic regimes in the Middle East in the name of stability. They have also been surprised when. . .

Natan Sharansky and David Keyes
Feb. 10 2015 12:01AM

Many are the substitutes for God invented by non-believers; they have turned out to be no substitutes at all. But can the West recover its. . .

Jonathan Sacks
June 18 2014 12:01AM

 “If American politicians had treated [Andrei] Sakharov the way American leaders today are treating Egyptian dissidents, the Soviet Union might still exist.” (Interview by David Horovitz.) 

Feb. 3 2014 12:01AM

To understand the Arab world’s encounter with democratic modernity—one of the titanic political struggles of our age—it helps to know your Alexis de Tocqueville.

Jan. 15 2014 12:00AM

Arabs are horrified at the thought that the Syrian civil war could once again redraw the map of the Middle East. Infinitely more worrying. . .

Rami G. Khouri
Oct. 21 2013 12:00AM

Those who doubted administration claims that moderate Islamists would bring democracy were called racists and Islamophobes. Turns out they were also right.

Aug. 20 2013 12:00AM

Egypt’s so-called liberals grew out of a functionary class that was never interested in limiting the power of the state and has always been ambivalent. . .

Lee Smith
Aug. 15 2013 12:00AM

The world’s most populous Muslim country has made the transition from authoritarianism to democracy in little over a decade. Can it serve as a model?

Paul J. Carnegie
Aug. 8 2013 12:00AM

What if the “Arab Spring” was not a demand for democracy or Islam but instead for free enterprise?

Hernando de Soto
July 12 2013 12:00AM