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The Night Democracy Became the Lotto

The Night Democracy Became the Lotto

Democracy, as a certain other news outlet has famously observed, dies in darkness. But if you just want to beat it up and humiliate it for an hour, simply stick it in a box. Or two boxes, to be more precise. The devices that CNN

Polishing the Nationalist Brand in the Trump Era

Polishing the Nationalist Brand in the Trump Era

WASHINGTON — Ever since Donald J. Trump laid waste to its ideological shibboleths with his victory at the polls, the conservative intellectual class has been scrambling to keep up with him. And earlier this week, at the first major gathering dedicated to wresting a coherent

Demands of Far-Right Party Unsettle Artists in Germany

Demands of Far-Right Party Unsettle Artists in Germany

STUTTGART, Germany — Elliot Carlton Hines, a baritone who sings with the Stuttgart State Opera, received a text message in June that unnerved him. A friend was telling him that the state culture ministry had been asked for the nationalities of artists employed in the

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