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Janan Ganesh

Janan Ganesh

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The lesson of the great American boom

Maybe politics, which for decades has been dysfunctional in the US, doesn’t matter that much

21.05.2024 20

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The right must own the Tory defeat

The people who brought us partygate and Liz Truss’s mini-Budget think Rishi Sunak is the problem

14.05.2024 30

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The lesson of Biden’s transformational first term

Eloquence and charisma are vastly overrated in politics

30.04.2024 40

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US Republicans aren’t good at nationalism

Stinting Ukraine will harm America in the contest with the supposed ‘real’ rival China

16.04.2024 70

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The west is suffering from its own success

Smartphone addiction, culture wars and low birth rates are byproducts of wealth

09.04.2024 10

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Britain will dislike the Labour government in no time

Voters haven’t had to think about the party’s flaws, such as its statism, for 14 years

02.04.2024 20

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Europe’s leaders have woken up to hard power

It isn’t clear that their electorates have done the same

26.03.2024 20

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The era of the unfixable problem

Refugee flows, low birth rates and left-behind regions persist because there is no answer, not because politicians are useless

19.03.2024 8

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Biden must promise a more conservative second term

His State of the Union speech was too popular with his own side to reassure swing voters

12.03.2024 30

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The problem with America’s politico-entertainment complex

Why moderate to win power when life is cushier in opposition?

27.02.2024 8

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How Europe should negotiate with Donald Trump

He is obsessed with money but his record suggests he doesn’t always drive a hard bargain

20.02.2024 20

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What Joe Biden can learn from Keir Starmer

US Democrats should reverse the tradition of Labour politicians asking them for advice

13.02.2024 9

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The west shouldn’t beg for its reputation

Dislike of the US and its allies is often muddled and vexatious

06.02.2024 20

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Welcome to the era of the non-state actor

It isn’t China or Russia who will dominate the post-American world

30.01.2024 10

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Why hasn’t populism done more economic harm?

Donald Trump, Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu have all presided over growth

23.01.2024 6

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America will not retreat from the world

Unilateralism is not the same thing as isolationism

16.01.2024 5

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The welcome demise of big-government Toryism

A ‘red wall’ agenda was never needed, feasible or all that popular

09.01.2024 20

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Putting the democratic crisis into perspective

The free world has shrunk — but from heights that were unimaginable when I was born

02.01.2024 10

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America’s cultural supremacy and geopolitical weakness

The notion of ‘decline’ is too crude to capture what is happening to the US in the 21st century

19.12.2023 20

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Sunak discovers that politics isn’t like business

Like so many politicians from the private sector, the UK prime minister doesn’t understand fanatics

12.12.2023 10

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Voters don’t want to hear the fiscal truth

For trying to do something about public debt, Emmanuel Macron is the politician of the year

05.12.2023 50

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American and European populism aren’t the same

The US variant is much more of a personality cult

28.11.2023 50

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Biden can’t spin his way to re-election

The problem is the fundamental Democratic offering, not a failure to communicate

21.11.2023 20

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Europe is still the soft underbelly of the west

Organisational, financial and ideological flaws stop the continent carrying its weight

31.10.2023 10

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Don’t flatter the west’s enemies as an ‘axis’

Democracies should tease out the contradictions between Russia, China, Iran and North Korea

24.10.2023 3

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America finds there is more to the world than China

War in Europe and the Middle East is slowing the vaunted pivot to Asia

17.10.2023 5

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Why is Keir Starmer so underrated?

His leadership of the Labour party has been a political masterclass

10.10.2023 5

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Britain is Europe’s haven from the hard right

The maligned nation is doing better than the continent at fighting extremists

03.10.2023 10

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What the world should expect from a second Trump term

The jilting of Ukraine, a bonfire of treaties, but perhaps a surprise on China

26.09.2023 6

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Mitt Romney, Rory Stewart and the tragedy of politics

In public life, unlike in business, there is no reward for being right

19.09.2023 10

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Biden did too much with too small a mandate

His big government activism wasn’t demanded and lets Republicans frame him for inflation

12.09.2023 20

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