Conor Friedersdorf considers the possibility that some people are wired to want an authoritarian state.
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Never Trumper John Hawkins says the president is starting to win him over.
Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus on whether Trump will become a despot. Plus: Scaring the immigrants out.
Glenn Loury questions when it’s fair to use the label.
Political scientist Erica Chenoweth on what the anti-Trump movement can learn from non-violent movements around the world. Plus: It wasn’t Syrians who started Syria’s civil war.
David Klion and Michael Tracey debate whether the Trump-Russia story has spun out of control. Plus: Is Trump becoming a neocon?
Robert Wright and Jim Lobe on whether Trump’s foreign policy is taking a globalist turn. Plus: Will Trump put troops in Syria?
Science journalists John Horgan and Michael Lemonick, author of The Perpetual Now, on what tech means for memory. Plus: Do your memories make you “you”?
Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider whether Trump’s leadership is maturing. Plus: Sorry Democrats. Kansas doesn’t mean much.
Psychologist Troy Campbell says that Americans may be less polarized than they think.
The Wright Show
Robert Wright and Eli Lake debate whether the U.S. has a double standard when it comes to Iran’s support for Syria. Plus: Must Assad go?