Twenty-eight years ago, political philosopher Francis Fukuyama famously declared "the end of history."
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SYMPOSIUM

Is Democracy Broken?

Twenty-eight years ago, political philosopher Francis Fukuyama famously declared “the end of history,” meaning that there would be “the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.”

Is democracy broken, and if it is, what can we do about it? Moment asks an array of scholars, journalists and activists to weigh in—and we'll be featuring a few of them every day. Today, we hear from Timothy Snyder, Larry Diamond and Deborah Dash Moore.

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OPINION
‘They Are Enlisting Our Girls’: The Cost of Israel’s Culture Wars

"Rabbi Yigal Levenstein's crude, misogynist, hate-filled statements about religious women serving in the Israel Defense Forces leave little doubt as to what he thinks about women in the army," writes Eetta Prince-Gibson. "He and his ilk should not be allowed to rage their culture war at our expense."

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IN THE NEWS
What Will Israel’s Travel Ban Change?

On March 6, arriving on the heels of Donald Trump’s second travel ban, Israeli lawmakers passed a travel ban of their own. But the ban’s scope—and its limits—are unclear. We spoke with an Israeli law professor about why the law was passed, who it targets and what it changes.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
What a Holiday of Masks Teaches Us About Visibility

"In a modern era of opaque government, sneaky decrees and increasing incitement threatening both my Jewish and transgender identities, the 2,500-year old Purim story of revelation and redemption feels more relevant than ever," writes transgender activist Hannah Simpson.

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