Putin, the Idealist The Russian president was once thought to be cold and calculating. Then he started believing in things.
Where Does the Desire to Kill Come From? Shadi and Damir debate Russian brinkmanship, Iranian protests, and whether dictatorships are getting better and crushing dissent.
The Rise and Fall of the Swedish Model The question in Sweden—as everywhere—is where to draw the limits of tolerance.
Do We Get the Dictators We Want? Damir reports back from the Balkans, and Shadi reacts to the news from across the pond.
The Problem With Dogs, Dating, Rights, and Monarchs Shadi and Damir offer up one of their most distinctive episodes yet. Warning: Includes controversial claims about dogs.
We Are All Consequentialists Now Is democracy only good as long as it delivers the results we like?
Protecting Democracy from Semi-Fascism And from Shadi Hamid.
Is Christianity Opposed to Liberalism? The Crowd records a crossover podcast with our friends at Plough—on postliberalism, Christianity, and the common good.
Done With the Fascism Wars Shadi is fed up.
Does Liberalism Have a Future? A Conversation with Francis Fukuyama One of the world's leading political thinkers defends liberalism from its growing band of critics.