Chrystia Freeland

U.S. moderates aren’t in the middle

By Chrystia Freeland
July 6, 2012

Go to the Aspen Ideas Festival – or to any similar confab of affluent elites gathered to solve the problems of the world in luxurious, remote hamlets – and you can be sure that a dominant theme will be a lament for the vanishing political center.

Will belief trump facts?

By Chrystia Freeland
September 2, 2011

You might call it the cognitive divide — the split between an evidence-based worldview and one that is rooted in faith or ideology — and it is one of the most important fault lines in the United States today.