Articles by John Feffer

The Rise of Self-Hating Politicians

January 11, 2023 | House Republicans, Euroskeptics, Vladimir Putin, and Jair Bolsonaro are the agents of a new kind of political disorder that parallels the chaos of failing states, economic catastrophe, and climate disasters.

The Future of Korean Democracy

December 21, 2022 | Korea faces the same democratic deficits as other countries--polarized opinion, rising populism, pervasive fake news--just when it needs responsive democracy the most.

Changing My Mind on Ukraine

December 7, 2022 | Bosnia did not get the support it needed 30 years ago to defend itself. Today it is barely a state, and that's the fate that Ukraine needs to avoid.

No Time for a Ceasefire in Ukraine

November 16, 2022 | Russian President Vladimir Putin has so far failed to weaken U.S. and European support for Ukraine. Meanwhile, despite punishing Russian air strikes, Ukraine is successfully ejecting the invading army.

Will Democracies Be Polarized Out of Existence?

November 9, 2022 | From the United States and Brazil to Israel and Hungary, liberals approach the widening gap in political perceptions with incredulity while Illiberals see polarization as a political opportunity to destroy democracy.