Monthly Archives: November 2016

Welcome to the Authoritarian Kleptocracy

We are running out of time. My interviews and articles about what awaits, written since Election Day: A fascist’s win, America’s moral loss (11/9/16) — Globe and Mail We’re heading into dark times. This is how to be your own … Continue reading

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The election and the threat of white supremacist violence

If you’re going to read anything I write about the election this week, make it this piece for De Correspondent — on white supremacist mobs, political violence, and a crisis in US journalism: It is a terrible feeling to sense … Continue reading

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Conspiracies and machinations: what’s going on with the FBI?

For about a year, I have been arguing that Trump is trying to pull fringe movements to the center and mainstream extremism — and has succeeded thanks to the cooperation of ratings-hungry, morally vacant members of media. (When I pointed this out on … Continue reading

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What’s next for Uzbekistan? Karimov’s legacy and Mirziyoyev’s challenges

I wrote a 3000-word essay for World Politics Review on Uzbekistan’s history as an independent state, the rise of Islam Karimov, the death of Karimov, and the challenges for his successor, Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The essay explains how and why authoritarian leaders … Continue reading

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