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By Jan-Werner Mueller - Nov 16,2022
RINCETON  —  Almost exactly a century after Fascist leader Benito Mussolini’s March on Rome and ascent to the Italian premiership, a politician whose party descends from the original Fascists, Giorgia Meloni, has been appointed as Italy’s prime minister.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Sep 29,2022
PRINCETON  —  In the run-up to Brazil’s presidential election next month, President Jair Bolsonaro is crafting his own version of former US President Donald Trump’s “Big Lie”: the claim that a loss at the ballot box is fraudulent.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Feb 14,2022
PRINCETON  —  A few victories by centre-left parties in large countries hardly makes for an international trend.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Jan 09,2022
PRINCETON  —  The investigation by the US House Select Committee on January 6 is still a long way from establishing a comprehensive record of the assault on the Capitol last year, so one should resist facile generalisations about the insurrectionists.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Oct 17,2021
PRINCETON — The satirist Karl Kraus observed about his native Austria in 1899: “When the constitution is violated, the people just yawn.” How upset Austrians really were last week when Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was accused of corruption is unclear.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - May 05,2021
BERLIN — Donald Trump’s presidency was bookended by the White House pushing “alternative facts” about the size of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration at the US Capitol and his violent supporters scrawling “Murder the Media” on the Capitol’s doors.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Jan 26,2021
BERLIN  —  Liberals around the world are daring to hope that there is a silver lining to the violent denouement of Donald Trump’s presidency: namely, that the inciter-in-chief’s ignominious exit from the political stage will chasten authoritarian populists elsewhere.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Jan 12,2021
BERLIN — A year ago, jurists and pundits were debating whether impeaching an American president is primarily a matter of law or of politics. It is both, of course, and there is nothing wrong with the political part.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Sep 26,2020
BERLIN — Around the world, right-wing populists are hollowing out democracy and the rule of law.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Sep 05,2020
BERLIN — The recent Republican National Convention was scandalous for many reasons, from the misuse of the White House as a campaign prop, in violation of the Hatch Act and longstanding norms, and the brazen mendacity of its speakers, to the parade of Trump family members.

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