Henry Farrell
Associate Professor of political science, George Washington University

Henry Farrell is an associate professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. His latest book is The Political Economy of Trust (2009).

Written by Henry Farrell

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Essay/
Economics
Dark Leviathan

The Silk Road might have started as a libertarian experiment, but it was doomed to end as a fiefdom run by pirate kings

Henry Farrell

A child waits for her mother at a polling station in Rome, 24 February, 2013. Photo by Yara Nardi/Reuters

Essay/
Economics
There is no alternative

Governments now answer to business, not voters. Mainstream parties grow ever harder to distinguish. Is democracy dead?

Henry Farrell