January 30, 2020

Impeachment Has Always Been a Purely Political Process

by Waller R. Newell


Waller R. Newell is Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Carleton University, where he helped found and teaches in The College of the Humanities, Canada’s only four-year baccalaureate...

January 30, 2020

Tyrants Are Bad and Some Are Worse

A Q&A with Waller R. Newell, a scholar of despotism, on how a democrat should judge an autocrat.


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Tobin Harshaw

October 5, 2019, 9:00 AM EDT Updated on October 5, 2019, 12:28 PM EDT

How many dictators can you find in this picture?

P...

January 30, 2020

WALLER NEWELL

SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 8, 2019

The warring sides within Mr. Trump have a long history.

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Waller R. Newell is a professor of political science and philosophy at Carleton University and the author of Tyrants: Power, I...

January 30, 2020

Tyrants: Power, Injustice, and Terror

By Waller R. Newell
Cambridge University Press, 276 pp, September 2019

The following interview with Professor Waller R. Newell took place via Skype on Thursday, October 31, 2019. His book recounts the history of tyranny from the Bron...

October 8, 2019

by Bryan Bowman 

Across the globe today, there is a palpable sense that democracy is under siege. Authoritarians have made gains in every region of the world over the last decade, including in countries long-viewed as stable democracies. 

As the rights monitor...

April 4, 2019

In a recent column for The Washington Post, “This is How Fascism Comes to America,” Brookings Institution Fellow Robert Kagan likens Donald Trump and his followers to previous Fascist movements including National Socialism and the followers of Benito Mussolini. While I...

May 17, 2018

Fear Over Love

Waller R. Newell has written a very dense and rich work on the “dark side” of politics, namely, the regime which has defined evil in politics since the inception of political theory: tyranny. What immediately strikes the reader is Newell’s attempt to comb...

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