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Politics & Society

The Trump Carnival: Medieval Politics on Today’s Far Right

Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency not only endorsed but celebrated the unprecedented transgression of political and social norms. How did the embrace of the carnivalesque aid his ascent to power? And how much longer will its appeal last?

Politics & Society

Neuropolitics: How Looking Inside Our Brains Can Help Save Democracy

What happens when people feel unheard and vote for a demagogue? What Plato attributed to the concept of ‘Thymos’ 2,400 years ago, today finds a tangible connection in the brain. The ramifications for democratic thought are profound.

Business & Economics

David Lingelbach and Valentina Rodríguez Guerra on “The Oligarchs’ Grip”

How have oligarchs become so powerful? Are they exclusively men? Is there anything “good” about them? And what is it like to sit across from one for an interview? Join David Lingelbach and Valentina Rodríguez Guerra in our latest book talk as we delve into the enigma of oligarchs and their global influence.

Business & Economics

How to Be an Oligarch

Oligarchs effortlessly blend wealth and power, but the question lingers: how did these enigmatic figures come to dominate our world? Upon closer inspection, their secret recipe can be distilled into four key strategies.

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