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Last Week's Digest + A Throwback

DeSantis, new principles of global order, why democracies are better at handling disaster, and a lackluster restructuring of the democratic primary.

Last Week's Digest + A Throwback

DeSantis, new principles of global order, why democracies are better at handling disaster, and a lackluster restructuring of the democratic primary.

Spectacles  — 26 April 2022

Everything from last week:

A Gloomy Future for Free Speech? | Focus
Conservatives are using the power of the state to curtail freedom of speech. Will progressives step up to defend it?
Putin May Yet Be a Master Strategist | Insight
The invasion of Ukraine has driven the West together and heightened militarization. It’s not perfectly clear that’s a good thing.
Mudslides and Mistrust | Insight
As South Africa reels from devastating floods, a lack of trust between officials and citizens could make recovery difficult.
Primary Exhaustion | Insight
The Democrats’ decision to change up the primary calendar is a welcome change. But primaries need bigger reforms.

One from the archive:

Why the French Election Matters | Insight
In France today, politics is about personality, not party, and that could spell real trouble for any democracy.
The French held their second round a couple days ago. Macron won. It's a win for liberalism, but France still has bigger challenges ahead than Le Pen, Philip explains here.
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