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Harold James

Harold James

Writing for PS since 2001
174 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Harold James is Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University and a senior fellow at the Center for International Governance Innovation. A specialist on German economic history and on globalization, he is a co-author of The Euro and The Battle of Ideas, and the author of The Creation and Destruction of Value: The Globalization Cycle, Krupp: A History of the Legendary German Firm, and Making the European Monetary Union.

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  1. Will Lies Win?
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    Will Lies Win?

    Nov 2, 2020 Harold James thinks Americans have an opportunity to re-establish truth as a political ideal – but not for much longer.

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    Keeping the Global Focus on Low-Income Countries

    Kristalina Georgieva & Sigrid Kaag

    As bad as the COVID-19 pandemic has been for major advanced economies, it is even worse for low-income countries that entered the crisis with only limited resources and already-high debt burdens. The international community must do more to help these governments confront the virus, or this crisis will never truly be over. 

    call for a greater effort to extend debt relief, financing, and other assistance to the world's poorest.
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    America’s Captured Courts

    Sheldon Whitehouse

    Decades ago, a group of powerful US corporate interests recognized that the unpopular policies they sought faced steady headwinds in the elected branches of government. But courts, stocked with amenable judges and presented with the right cases, could reliably deliver political wins without answering to voters. 

    shines a light on the dark money behind the US judiciary's rightward turn under Republican presidents.

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