Latest from Henry Farrell

The dollar provides the U.S. with enormous power. Will new payment technologies change that?

Europe and China will both find it hard to escape the dollar.
  • Sep 3, 2021

Media depicts activists as one issue ideologues. The good ones are anything but.

This book explains when activism works.
  • Aug 10, 2021

‘Grassroots’ bot campaigns are coming. Governments don’t have a plan to stop them.

Artificial intelligence software can easily pass for public comments.
  • May 20, 2021

Facebook’s Oversight Board upheld the ban on Trump, but it didn’t like how Facebook banned him

The Oversight Board wants Facebook to revisit its decision in six months and create more consistent rules.
  • May 5, 2021

Free speech or incitement? Here’s how Trump talks like a mob boss.

“We’re going to have to fight much harder.”
  • Feb 10, 2021

The 2020 election has had important aftereffects

These scholars looked at the 2020 elections — and what happens next.
  • Feb 8, 2021

A cynical ploy like Hawley and Cruz’s looks harmless. Until it isn’t.

Fake outrage — over election-fraud lies and other supposed offenses — has real consequences.
  • Jan 7, 2021

Republican elites are playing with fire. Here’s what nuclear strategists would tell them.

Even those who don’t take it seriously are dancing along the edge of Armageddon.
  • Nov 10, 2020

Want to know why the networks finally called it for Biden? Here’s the likely reason.

Game theory explains why the news networks held off calling the election for so long, and then all called it at once.
  • Nov 7, 2020