About: Charles Lipson

Charles Lipson is the Peter B. Ritzma Professor of Political Science Emeritus at the University of Chicago, where he is founding director of PIPES, the Program on International Politics, Economics, and Security. He can be reached at charles.lipson@gmail.com.




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Cambridge University’s Ugly Failure to Protect Free Speech, Jordan Peterson Edition

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Posted by    Friday, March 22, 2019 at 3:00pm 3/22/2019 at 3:00pm
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The suppression of free speech on campus is not just an American problem. This week, Cambridge University, one of the world’s oldest and greatest, showed it is just as feckless as Yale, Berkeley, and Middlebury. Cambridge decided to cancel an invited speech by Jordan Peterson, a prominent psychology professor at the...

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What’s Next After the North Korea Nuclear Summit Breakdown?

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Posted by    Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7:00am 3/1/2019 at 7:00am
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Now that the Hanoi nuclear summit talks have ended in failure, the two crucial questions are (1) whether there will be a major escalation of tensions and (2) whether the North Koreans have made a fundamental decision to keep their nuclear program, despite the pressures.

Only Kim Jong-Un can answer the...

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Midterms are all about turnout, and turnout is all about what turns you off

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Posted by    Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00pm 11/5/2018 at 7:00pm

(1) The whole country is voting on ANGER. That sentiment has been commonplace in American Presidential elections, at least since 2008, but the depth and breadth of that anger are very unusual in midterms. They are even more usual for times marked by unprecedented prosperity, low unemployment, and no major wars....

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“I am Spartacus” will stick to Cory Booker

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Posted by    Monday, September 10, 2018 at 9:00pm 9/10/2018 at 9:00pm
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Political rule number 1: Don’t take a selfie with Bozo the Clown. Your opponents will use it forever in political ads.

Political rule number 2: Don’t call yourself Spartacus. You will be ridiculed today, tomorrow, and forever.
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