Asking the question

David P. Weber (Creighton): The Laws of the First Men and Those That Followed: Legal Structures in a Game of Thrones. Steven Perlberg on Sean McElwee and how “abolish ICE” went from a Twitter slogan to a litmus test. Can Imran Khan really reform Pakistan? (and more) “If you’re a predator, it’s a gold mine”: Rebekah Entralgo goes inside the abusive immigrant youth shelters (and more). Slavoj Zizek on three variations on Trump: Chaos, Europe, and fake news. Killing democracy to save it: John Ganz reviews Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual by Daniel Bessner. “Dead to each other”: Team Trump prepares to “bury” Michael Cohen, “weakling” and “traitor”.

Was the 2016 election legitimate? It’s now definitely worth asking the question. Trump admin has no central strategy for election security, and no one’s in charge. Russian interference 2.0: American democracy is perhaps more vulnerable than ever to election meddling, but Trump and the Republican Party are in denial about it.