Donald Trump

Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, writes about American leftists and U.S. foreign policy: First and foremost, the left needs to think seriously about the use of force, which is the central issue in foreign-policy debates. It is right...
Of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the last major immigration reform bill, former Member Mae Ngai writes, “It embodied the idea that we could ‘wipe the slate’ clean by legalizing the undocumented already here and preventing future unauthorized entries. This idea,...
Free speech makes no distinctions as to quality; academic freedom does. Are all opinions equally valid in a university classroom? Are professors being "ideological" when they refuse to accept the Bible as scientific evidence? What, then, becomes of certified professorial expertise? Does the university have...
In 1970, the economist Albert Hirschman , former Professor in the School of Social Science, published a short book outlining the choices available to public officials confronted by immoral or dysfunctional behavior in office. One option was to “kick up a fuss” from within,...
Joan Wallach Scott , Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, discusses the threats to academic freedom that exist in the current political atmosphere with Bill Moyers, former White House Press Secretary, saying: "The thing about education — and why I’m so passionate...
Charles Kolb, a Senior Public Policy Executive and contributor for Huffington Post , writes of the realities of waning American innovation and productivity, along with the great decline of basic research funding. With reference to the Usefulness of Useless Knowledge (Princeton University Press, March...
Christopher R. Browning , Member (1994–95) in the School of Historical Studies, examines Hitler: Ascent 1889–1939 by Volker Ullrich in relation to the current political situation in the United States, writing "in early 2017 it is impossible for an American to read the...
Banning all Muslims was a popular campaign slogan for then-candidate Donald Trump. People cheered at the simple logic: all Muslims pose a threat, because so many hold hate in their hearts and bombs in their vests. ... However odious, Trump’s actions are neither novel...
By radically reducing the amount of scientific research U.S. scientists can do, the president’s budget willfully ignores 400 years of thinking about innovation and knowledge—and seven decades of the United States’ advantage in the world. “It’s like we’ve forgotten we went through a scientific revolution,”...
The revised executive order unnecessarily and unfairly singles out and impedes the ability of people from six Middle Eastern and African countries from traveling to the United States unless they already hold visas or green cards. This order, as with the previous order issued in...
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science and emeritus editor of Dissent , builds upon his article " The Idea of Resistance ," published by the magazine in 1960. Resistance is a very old form of political action—much...
Klaus Larres , Friends of the Institute for Advanced Study Member in the School of Historical Studies and Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor of History and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will give a public lecture, “Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, and China: The Dawning of a New Global Order?,” on Wednesday, March 8. This lecture, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Institute for Advanced Study , will take place at 6:00 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall on the Institute campus.