The new head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, ostensibly dedicated to
furthering American principles, is now endangering brave journalists who
have spent their careers defending them.

How the “Xi change” in China is causing an invisible earthquake.

(Co-authored with Jeffrey Gedmin)

President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address, televised January 2018 on the Daily Donald Trump (DDT) network.

(Co-authored with Jeffrey Gedmin)

What the New Republic and the Washington Redskins have in common.

How serious political reporting became a luxury good amid a mass-market media circus.

Why is the President-elect so good at getting the media to chase their own tails?

And that’s with the benefit of substantial grade inflation.

The Trump presidency is giving Americans a crash course in civics. Are we capable of sharing the lessons with the world?

Digital omniscience meets “the crooked timber of humanity.”

Five discomfiting aspects of the media spectacle that now accompanies every mass shooting.

Posted: May 7, 2018
This article appeared in: Volume XVIII, Number 2, Spring 2018

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Is China’s brand of coercive “soft power” a contradiction in terms? A new edited volume helps cut through the morass.

Rounding out the politically correct narrative about blackface.

(Co-authored with Jeffrey Gedmin)

Forget about North Korea and The Interview: For decades Hollywood has been censoring its own output to protect access to the Chinese market.

The problem with our media isn’t “fake news.” It’s the absence of meaningful contexts for interpretation.

(Co-authored with Jeffrey Gedmin)

A memo to the new CEO of U.S. international media.

VOA’s alleged mishandling of a Chinese insider’s interview shouldn’t overshadow the important work done by it and the other U.S. government-sponsored broadcasters.

The campus free speech wars aren’t the only threat to American higher education.

The gradual, deadly constriction of freedom in one small country.

America’s eternal secular messianic temptation has now alighted on gender equality.

How Westerners misunderstand the Eurasian drift of former Soviet republics like Moldova.

And why some limits on speech are not only good but even necessary for a free society.

What the critics get wrong about RFE-RL’s Persian language news service, Radio Farda.

Disney is hardly alone in groveling before the gates of the Middle Kingdom.

A lesson from Nigeria, on balancing the blessings of modernity and the celebration of an ancestral past.