Jan-werner Mueller

For Jan-werner Mueller's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

All quiet on the populist front?

Commentary / World Jan 25, 2021

All quiet on the populist front?

Liberals around the world are daring to hope that there is a silver lining to the violent denouement of Donald Trump’s presidency: namely, that the inciter-in-chief’s ignominious exit from the political stage will chasten authoritarian populists elsewhere. Unfortunately, their optimism is naive. Contrary to the ...

Truth and de-Trumpification

Commentary / World Nov 13, 2020

Truth and de-Trumpification

Historically, plenty of other countries’ transitions from authoritarianism have been characterized by a willingness to leave former power-holders unpunished.