The Founders designed a government that would resist mob rule. They didn’t anticipate how strong the mob could become. James Madison traveled to Philadelphia in 1787 with Athens on his mind.
Archives for September 12, 2018
Midday on a Monday, I walked briskly into the Shim Story Public Convenience Lounge, hoping to take a quick peek at the café craze sweeping Seoul before resuming my reporting on North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Then I lost my shoes.
A key Democrat in Congress is blocking the confirmation of the nominee to the U.S.
Once NATO’s model ally, Turkey has since become its bête noire. Both inside and outside the country, there is a growing chorus wondering aloud if it is time for a divorce. Those who disagree dismiss these concerns as a tempest in a teapot.
Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. History can tell us where this leads. On December 31, 1999, we threw a party. It was the end of one millennium and the start of a new one; people very much wanted to celebrate, preferably somewhere exotic.