Ian Buruma

Buruma is the author, most recently, of The Churchill Complex: The Curse of Being Special, from Winston and FDR to Trump and Brexit.


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When money smells

Academic independence cannot be guaranteed if financial donations come with political compliance.

History by decree

The problem with history as propaganda is that it creates perpetual enemies and risks of wars.

Banning opinion

Bad arguments and falsehoods must be contested with better arguments and more accuracy.

Who is America?

President-elect Biden is the anti-Trump who promises to restore dignity to American politics.

Confronting China

If China wishes to lead the world, it will have to offer more than money and intimidation.

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