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    America Boils Over

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    1. Elmira Bayrasli Elmira Bayrasli ,
    2. Ian Buruma Ian Buruma ,
    3. Jorge G. Castañeda Jorge G. Castañeda ,
    4. Akash Goel Akash Goel ,
    5. Khalil Gibran  Muhammad Khalil Gibran Muhammad ,
    6. Jeffrey Sommers Jeffrey Sommers

    Mass protests over racial injustice, the COVID-19 pandemic, and a sharp economic downturn have plunged the United States into its deepest crisis in decades. Will the public embrace radical, systemic reforms, or will the specter of civil disorder provoke a conservative backlash?

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    The Post-COVID State

    Daron Acemoglu

    For democratic countries like the United States, the COVID-19 crisis has opened up four possible political and socioeconomic trajectories. But only one path forward leads to a destination that most people would want to reach.

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    PS on Sunday

    A selection of essential PS content from the past seven days, giving you the information and insights you need as you prepare to start the new week.

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The Post-COVID State

Daron Acemoglu

For democratic countries like the United States, the COVID-19 crisis has opened up four possible political and socioeconomic trajectories. But only one path forward leads to a destination that most people would want to reach.

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The Art of AI

Project Syndicate interviews

As the world enters a new decade, research and development into artificial intelligence is barreling forward. Although popular narratives tend to focus on the threats posed by AI, the truth is that many of the technology's dangers have been overhyped, and its promises neglected.

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Lincoln Memorial Win McNamee/Getty Images

America Boils Over

Featured in this Big Picture
  1. Elmira Bayrasli Elmira Bayrasli ,
  2. Ian Buruma Ian Buruma ,
  3. Jorge G. Castañeda Jorge G. Castañeda ,
  4. Akash Goel Akash Goel ,
  5. Khalil Gibran  Muhammad Khalil Gibran Muhammad ,
  6. Jeffrey Sommers Jeffrey Sommers

Mass protests over racial injustice, the COVID-19 pandemic, and a sharp economic downturn have plunged the United States into its deepest crisis in decades. Will the public embrace radical, systemic reforms, or will the specter of civil disorder provoke a conservative backlash?

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China’s Hong Kong Gamble

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  1. Ian Buruma,
  2. Brahma Chellaney,
  3. Chris Patten,
  4. Minxin Pei

The Chinese government’s decision to impose a draconian new security law on the city has sparked a fresh wave of local protests and triggered hostile reactions around the world. The measure will have dramatic consequences for Hong Kong and its people – but potentially for China’s communist regime, too.

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Renewing Europe

Mar 4, 2019 Emmanuel Macron

To commemorate its founding 25 years ago, PS is republishing a selection of commentaries written since 1994. 

In the following commentary, Emmanuel Macron called on EU citizens to focus on three goals ahead of the critical European Parliament election in May 2019.

Comments From: Chris Patten, Diane Coyle, Clemens Fuest, Stefan Gerlach, Anatole Kaletsky, Christopher Smart, Ana Palacio, Mark Leonard, Edoardo Campanella, Lucrezia Reichlin, Daniel Gros, Éloi Laurent, Jacek Rostowski, Helmut Anheier, Erik Berglöf, Carl Bildt, Gene Frieda.

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