In a new book, Andrew Weissmann, one of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s top deputies, lays out the limits and letdowns of the years-long Russia investigation.
Michael TraceyThis article is really something. "The whole constitutional superstructure of checks and balances rested on Mueller and his team," writes George Packer. So what happened: did the "superstructure" collapse after Mueller's failure? Or are you just hysterical
He chronicled Stalin’s tyrannies and the collapse of the Soviet Union, and he was an enthusiastic admirer of Mikhail Gorbachev.
Michael TraceyExtremely sad to hear about the death of Stephen F. Cohen. He was so friendly, helpful, wise, prescient -- and unrelenting. Especially these last several years. Condolences to @KatrinaNation and family. RIP
Michael TraceyPromoting this piece again because it really does capture a certain Trump Era media dynamic that has been way under-analyzed. Happy to be mentioned, but it's much more foundational than just me
I find hope and relief from my misery in things that have nothing to do with the election.
Michael TraceyProjecting your mental anguish and "fragility" onto the occupant of the White House, and claiming that you suffer from something called "Trump Anxiety Disorder" -- which began on November 8, 2016 -- seems like a poor strategy for resolving your problems
What is Fascism?, the column #8216;As I Please’ of George Orwell. First published: 1944 by/in Tribune, GB, London
Michael TraceyGeorge Orwell in 1944 on how the term "fascist" gets flung around unscrupulously by every political faction with no regard for establishing any kind of coherent meaning. Good to revisit this short essay every so often
By framing Trump as an existential threat to America, the Left can justify extreme action
Michael TraceyDeclare yourself "anti-fascist" and suddenly all things become justifiable, because the greater evil is always "fascism." The Trump era has been a goldmine for self-aggrandizing narcissists who use this binary as an excuse to rationalize insane behavior