Roger Cohen

09/23/2016 - 5:00pm

    I have a profound respect for the intelligence of the voter. Winston Churchill is often quoted as saying that the best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter, but more important is what he actually said in the House of Commons on Oct. 31, 1944: “At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy is the...

08/13/2015 - 3:34pm

    A few years ago, Americans and Europeans were asked in a Pew Global Attitudes survey what was more important: “freedom to pursue life’s goals without state interference” or “state guarantees that nobody is in need.” In the...

08/13/2015 - 3:11pm

    Europe is caught between those who want to get in, those who want to get out and those who want to destroy it. The incomers are desperate, the outbound are angry, and the destroyers are brandishing flags.

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07/31/2015 - 8:24pm

    At the core of any conflict lies invisibility. The enemy cannot be seen, at least not if seeing betokens the start of understanding. The other is there, a menacing and ineffaceable presence, but is invisible in his or her human dimensions.

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07/23/2015 - 9:45pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel calls it a “historic mistake” that permits Iran “a sure path to nuclear weapons.” A minister in his government, unable to resist outrageous hyperbole, calls it “one of the darkest...

03/26/2015 - 8:02pm

    If the Israeli election was above all a referendum on the leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he prevailed. After accumulating nine years in office over three terms, that is a measure of his political guts, however limited his political...

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