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From the archiveFocus - Bureaucratic Tyranny With Democratic CharacteristicsEurope’s increasing attractiveness as a model for reformers in the United States, while justified, is cause for an evaluation of political tradeoffs.Spectacles MediaHarry ClennonWith the recent election, it's a great time to read or listen to Harry's fascinating examination of

Last Week's Digest + A Throwback

From the archiveFocus - Bureaucratic Tyranny With Democratic CharacteristicsEurope’s increasing attractiveness as a model for reformers in the United States, while justified, is cause for an evaluation of political tradeoffs.Spectacles MediaHarry ClennonWith the recent election, it's a great time to read or listen to Harry's fascinating examination of

Spectacles  — 27 September 2021

From the archive

Focus - Bureaucratic Tyranny With Democratic Characteristics
Europe’s increasing attractiveness as a model for reformers in the United States, while justified, is cause for an evaluation of political tradeoffs.
With the recent election, it's a great time to read or listen to Harry's fascinating examination of Germany's bureaucratic state and the consequences this can hold for democracy.

Last week's digest

Bird’s Eye - The Basics of Two-Party vs. Multi-Party Systems
Join Harry and Philip to learn more about two-party and multi-party political systems, their advantages and disadvantages, and American lessons.
This episode breaks down the differences between two-party and multi-party systems and explains the value in exploring other versions of democracy besides America's. Not one to miss!
Focus - Why Does American Politics Feel Like Theater?
Over-promise and under-deliver has become D.C.’s unspoken rule. When politics is a performance, of course the show must go on, but how does it end?
Harry takes a close look at our theatrical politics, showing just how dangerous it can be.
Normalcy an Inadequate Solution in a Changing World
Held back by a managerial state and acute discomfort with strong global engagement, the upcoming German election seems out of touch with the times.
Philip considers the upcoming German election and whether the promise of stability is one parties can keep in today's changing world.
Insight - The Ball Is in the Courts Now
The appointment of former public defenders to the ranks of the federal judiciary is a welcome change that is unfortunately more important than it should be.
Revisiting the topic of the empowerment of America's courts, Philip discusses why the good news about Biden's appointments shouldn't be so important.
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