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Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson writes for Haaretz, Quillette, Arc Digital, and other publications. He is author of How Hitchens Can Save the Left: Rediscovering Fearless Liberalism in an Age of Counter-Enlightenment.

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March 13, 2024 4:23 am

If Biden Doesn’t Run on Democracy, Who Will?

The American creed can’t be revitalized by focusing on kitchen-table issues.
Matt Johnson
March 1, 2024 1:32 am

Elon Musk, David Sacks, and the Ignorant Isolationism of the GOP

Why two tech billionaires think they’re upstart foreign policy experts.
Matt Johnson
January 15, 2024 3:39 am

Bad Economy Vibes Are a Threat to Democracy

Too many Americans are willing to sacrifice constitutional government for a better-feeling economy.
Matt Johnson
November 7, 2023 5:32 am

When Hamas Tells You Who They Are, Believe Them

The terrorist group is clear about its goals and tactics. Why do so many in the West still misunderstand it?
Matt Johnson
August 14, 2023 5:32 am

How Fani Willis Became the Latest Enemy of ‘America First’

Trump’s attraction to the Lindberghian movement is all about sewing fear and mistrust at home.
Matt Johnson
December 15, 2022 5:30 am

What Christopher Hitchens Can Teach Us About Liberalism

Eleven years after his death, a look at the English writer’s dedication to democracy, free expression, and the idea of…
Matt Johnson
August 26, 2022 5:30 am

The Rushdie Controversy, for a New Generation

Fatwa, fear, and free speech—here’s what really matters in the Rushdie story.
Matt Johnson
January 7, 2022 5:30 am

Jan. 6th Changed How the World Sees America

A shining city on a hill no more.
Matt Johnson
May 13, 2021 5:30 am

What Becomes of the Afghans?

Biden used to profess concern for human rights in Afghanistan. His drastic withdrawal policy suggests otherwise.
Matt Johnson
March 7, 2021 5:30 am

The American Dream Is Sick But Not Dead

Americans have risen up, not against the meritocratic “rhetoric of rising,” but in defense of it.
Matt Johnson