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Departures with Robert Amsterdam

Apr 24, 2023

Democracy, in terms of its branding, has had a fairly rough decade.

Numerous authors we have had on this podcast have highlighted and explained its global decline, discussed the expansion of nationalist movements which have eaten away at rule of law and institutional integrity, and the frustrating resilience of some...

Apr 13, 2023

Before becoming one of the world's most recognizable heads of state, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was a comic actor and entertainer, whose most famous show, "Servant of the People," imagined him in a role he would one day, unbelievably, come to hold in real life.

But how was it possible for someone with so...