Dysfunction Junction by Jonathan Tepperman

Dysfunction Junction: Trouble on the Homefront

Foreign Affairs,
September 1, 2014
American politics today are marked by dysfunction, discontent, and ideological churn on both sides of the aisle. Since the distraction and paralysis of the world’s hegemon has such obvious global significance, we decided to turn our focus inward, exploring the sources and contours of the American malaise. Francis Fukuyama kicks off our special package with...

Civil and Uncivil Wars: Memories of a Greek Childhood, 1936–1950

Foreign Affairs,
September 1, 2014
In the past few years, Greece has gone from being the protest-wracked poster child for European dysfunction to one of Europe’s most promising reformers. Dramatic as the turnaround has been, it pales in comparison to Greece’s experience during the first half of the last century, when it suffered through two Balkan wars, numerous skirmishes with...