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How to build an authoritarian regime — and how to stop one

First, we have to understand the internet. Then we have to understand the audience.

Why only individual thinking can reunite America

Thinking in teams is destroying American life

How inequality destroys the future by focusing on the past

Great again? Why America stopped looking forward to the future.

Data vs. knowledge: Why only the wise understand the difference

You are leaking data, and absorbing it, says Yale historian Timothy Snyder. But for whose benefit?

Political outrage: Why all sides get it wrong about the arc of history

Is there an arc to history? The danger that we’re in right now in the U.S. is that we’re shifting from a politics of inevitability to a politics of eternity, which affects how we view history, believes historian Timothy Snyder.

3 ways to avoid the emotional drain of politics today

Has the constant barrage of political news got you down? Yale University historian Timothy Snyder has a solution.

The fascist philosopher behind Vladimir Putin’s information warfare

How does Vladimir Putin see the world? To understand how he controls Russia and pushes his agenda overseas, look to the works of 20th-century fascist philosopher Ivan Ilyin.

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