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Kavanaugh Hearings – Day 1

by Andrew Cohen | Sep 4, 2018 | Politics

It devolved into farce even before Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh made it into the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room and it started with the release of selected portions of his opening remarks. He would be an “umpire,” he promised, a neutral arbiter of law and fact who would “be part of a Team of […]

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Trump's Unwinnable Trade War

Trump’s Trade War: An Unwinnable Folly

by Steven Pressman | Sep 3, 2018 | Economy, Foreign Policy, Politics

During his volatile presidential campaign, Donald Trump griped about the U.S. trade deficit and criticized U.S. trade agreements. He called the North American Free Trade Agreement “the worst trade deal the U.S. has ever made.” NAFTA reduced trade barriers (especially tariffs) between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. He opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an attempt […]

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The French Middle Class

French Lessons on How to Grow the Middle Class

by Steven Pressman | Aug 19, 2018 | Legal Affairs, Politics

As the campaign season enters its final stages, torrents of empty rhetoric and wasted column inches are being devoted to the fate of American middle-class families. Proposals ranging from health saving accounts, student debt forgiveness, even guaranteed minimum income plans have been advanced as silver bullets. Whenever a policy debate in the United States is […]

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Yugoslavia Justice for War Crimes

In Some Kind of Justice, Orentlicher Assesses Record of UN Criminal Tribunal

by Aryeh Neier | Aug 19, 2018 | Foreign Policy, Politics

It is now a quarter of a century since the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to establish the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). This decision marked the first time an international court had been established to prosecute and punish those who had committed atrocious crimes—war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide—since […]

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Evgeny Morozov

Understanding AI as a Business Model and the Prize in Global Competition

by Evgeny Morozov and John Thornhill | Aug 8, 2018 | Politics, Technology

The writer and technology critic Evgeny Morozov appeared recently at FutureFest in London for a conversation on the Geopolitics of Artificial Intelligence with John Thornhill of the Financial Times. The Spectator presents edited highlights of this landmark interview as part of its continuing coverage of the fast evolving AI terrain. Thornhill: In September 2017, Vladimir […]

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