UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres: American power is in decline, the world is “in pieces”. The committee to save the world order: America’s allies must step up as America steps down. Tony Wood on NATO and the myth of the liberal international order. We shouldn’t rush to save the liberal order — we should remake it: The UN security council, the IMF, the World Bank and the ILO were conceived as agencies of change — they can be again. The terms “liberal international order” and “Pax Americana” have become obsolete as descriptions of the global architecture — in today’s world, it is the most connected states that are the most powerful. Richard Haass on how a world order ends — and what comes in its wake.

From Behemoth: A Journal on Civilisation, a special issue on the Desire for Truth and the Political. Michael Flynn sentencing delayed so he can cooperate further with Mueller probe (and more). Trump Foundation agrees to dissolve under court supervision. Crowdsourced Twitter study reveals shocking scale of online abuse against women. How red-state Democrats became an endangered species in the Senate. “Men for others, my ass”: After Kavanaugh, Evgenia Peretz goes inside Georgetown Prep’s culture of omerta. The Niskanen Center is a splendid policy shop, but it is not the future of the Republican Party. Kirsten Gillibrand and the Al Franken fury: The New York senator has lost a lot of friends — she’s doing just fine without them.

How we view our reality shapes our politics — but facts still matter. The Supreme confidence of Nancy Pelosi — and why it matters now more than ever. Jacob Heilbrunn on the Weekly Standard: A record of failed regime change. Why you should care about the Nate Silver vs. Nassim Taleb Twitter war: How can two data experts disagree so much? Garrett Graf on a complete guide to all 17 (known) Trump and Russia investigations. New Google campus accelerates tech’s march into New York. Google isn’t the company that we should have handed the Web over to. Robert Skidelsky on the continuing agony of Brexit. The secret to winning in 2020: It’s the populism, stupid.