The Populist Radical Right Is an Electoral Threat That Is Here to Stay

Jun 04, 2019

In the 2019 European Parliament elections, populist radical-right parties have further increased their vote shares. Academic scholarship and media coverage of the populist radical right has expanded considerably in the past few years, due to its rising prominence in global politics. In the 2019...

With No War in Venezuela, John Bolton Focuses on Iran

May 07, 2019

History tells us that clarity exists in the will of those who want to go to war, but rarely in the facts cited as reasons for war. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. John Bolton, the US national security adviser, has moved his sights from last week’s Venezuela to this week’s Iran....

Why We Should Call It the “War for Terror”

Dec 07, 2018

Throughout history, the US has defined itself by its capacity to make war and its ability to convince itself that it was doing so in the name of democracy and progress. This is the first of a two-part series. The numbers are in, though they are provisional and incomplete. Brown University’s...

Emmanuel Macron Has Lost His Baguette

Dec 05, 2018

Emmanuel Macron has finally reacted to his yellow peril and no one appears to be convinced. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. One of the first reactions to concessions that French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced after the protests of the “gilets jaunes” on December 1 came...

Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee: The Legend Who Created Legends

Nov 18, 2018

In this opinion piece, Knowledge@Wharton’s technology and media editor, Kendall Whitehouse, looks back at the career of comic book writer, editor and publisher Stan Lee, who passed away at age 95. Stan Lee was the most famous individual in the history of comic books — a testament to his...

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