Henry Farrell

Contributor, Monkey CageWashington, D.C.


After the celebrity nude photo scandal, Reddit’s CEO claimed that unregulated personal responsibility would lead to virtuous behavior. New research suggests that this claim is bogus.

  • Sep 9, 2014

The Economist’s review of a book about slavery harks back to one of the more sordid chapters in the magazine’s earlier history.

  • Sep 5, 2014

Statistics suggest that America is becoming a nation of tea drinkers. The problem is that what Americans drink isn’t tea.

  • Sep 4, 2014

Karl Polanyi died decades ago, but his ideas about the economy help us understand both the causes of the economic crisis and its aftermath

  • Jul 18, 2014

E.U. member states like Italy have been resisting tough sanctions against Russia. They’re going to find it harder to maintain resistance if Russia-sponsored rebels are indeed responsible for the loss of the Malaysia Airlines flight.

  • Jul 17, 2014

Germany has asked the CIA station head in Berlin to leave. This shows how U.S. hypocrisy can systematically hurt relations with its key democratic allies.

  • Jul 11, 2014

Garth Brooks is threatening to cancel all five dates of his new tour in Ireland. The underlying conflict involves both local politics and a game of chicken.

  • Jul 10, 2014

Internet commentators are angry at Europe because search results about a former Merrill Lynch banker have been censored. However, it’s at best uncertain that European law requires Google to do this.

  • Jul 3, 2014

A lot of research suggests that dictatorships see faster economic growth than democracies. However, the differences may be exaggerated by dictatorships’ penchant for lying about how fast they are growing.

  • Jun 26, 2014

It’s impossible to avoid bank bailouts, but the U.S. can learn how to do them better by looking at other countries’ experiences.

  • Jun 24, 2014
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Henry Farrell is associate professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. He works on a variety of topics, including trust, the politics of the Internet and international and comparative political economy. In addition to his academic work, he has written for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Financial Times, Democracy, the Washington Monthly and The American Prospect as well as other publications. He is on Twitter at @henryfarrell.
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