The Observer

Since the rise of Viktor Orbán, a swell of nationalism has eroded democracy.

Hungary’s Democratic Decline Showcases Worrying Trends

January 22, 2020

Illiberalism is an increasingly prevalent political philosophy in much of the world today. Even the use of the term “illiberal democracy” is problematic, because democratic institutions begin to degrade if they become illiberal.

Is this the future of politics?

SATIRE – Voulez-Vous Change? : The Case for ABBA-narchy

February 6, 2019

My proposition is simple: instead of letting Russia exert influence on our elections and our lawmakers, we should let Sweden take the reins.

“Now is the time for action and transformation,” Associate Theology Professor John Seitz concludes in the petition. (JON BJÖRNSON/THE OBSERVER)

Faculty Drafts Free Speech Petition

March 14, 2018

Associate Professor of Theology John Seitz has released a petition to members of the Fordham community...

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Obama’s Iranian Policy: A Threat to America and Israel

February 11, 2015

By JONATHAN MILOHNICStaff WriterPublished: February 11, 2015 At the beginning of January, President B...

Chuck Todd, chief White House correspondent and political director for NBC News, was one of the many speakers at the Money, Media and the Battle for Democracy's soul event at Fordham on Monday. Sara Azoulay/The Observer

Politicians and Analysts Discuss Democracy’s Soul

April 26, 2012

By MEHGAN ABDELMASSIH Blog Editor Published: April 26, 2012 Fordham’s Center for Ethics an...