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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.

Articles by 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
September 11, 2020 5:22 am

How 9/11 Changed America’s Relationship with the World

One of the casualties of the attacks may have been the budding internationalism of the 1990s.
Matt Johnson
June 27, 2020 5:51 am

John Bolton’s Contribution to ‘America First’

As Bolton's blockbuster book blasts Trump, he may want to consider how he contributed to the president's populist assault on…
Matt Johnson
April 24, 2019 4:25 am

The Democrats’ Joe Biden Problem

Donald Trump will be shameless in exploiting the “Creepy Joe” accusations. Never mind the hypocrisy.
Matt Johnson
March 21, 2019 4:51 am

Let’s Maybe Not Trash the ‘Establishment,’ OK?

Trump promised to drain the swamp, but he's only made it worse. And now Democrats are running against the establishment,…
Matt Johnson