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Richard K. Sherwin

Richard K. Sherwin

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Richard K. Sherwin, Professor Emeritus of Law at New York Law School, is the author of When Law Goes Pop: The Vanishing Line between Law and Popular Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2000).

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  1. King Trump on Trial
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    King Trump on Trial

    May 17, 2024 Richard K. Sherwin explains why a parade of Republican leaders have made appearances at the former president’s trial in New York.

  2. Trump’s Enablers on the Supreme Court
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    Trump’s Enablers on the Supreme Court

    Apr 29, 2024 Richard K. Sherwin thinks the majority's support for broad immunity for former presidents rests on a dangerous premise.

  3. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s Twisted Fantasy
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    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s Twisted Fantasy

    Apr 8, 2024 Richard K. Sherwin asks why the scion of a storied political family is playing the role of a spoiler against President Joe Biden.

  4. What Fundamentalist Christians See in Trump
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    What Fundamentalist Christians See in Trump

    Mar 7, 2024 Richard K. Sherwin explains how a key voting bloc can be so enthusiastic about so un-Christian a candidate.

  5. Will Trump Be on the Ballot?
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    Will Trump Be on the Ballot?

    Dec 22, 2023 Richard K. Sherwin explains what is at issue in ongoing legal cases seeking to prohibit the former president from running again.

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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.

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