Janan Ganesh is a biweekly columnist and associate editor for the FT. He writes on American politics for the FT and culture for FT Weekend. He was previously political correspondent for The Economist for five years.
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Divergent interests and global roles rather than Trump will lead them to grow apart
FT Washington writers analyse US midterm results and fresh challenges
Football has all the characteristics of invincibility — but will it really last forever?
Activists want pressure on Trump, but new voters might quail at two years of process
The recent adaptation of ‘London Fields’ was a failure because the screen can’t match the page as a portal into other humans
The Pittsburgh synagogue attack highlights the dangers of highly polarised debate
Somewhere between the boom years and the Great Recession was a time that we’ll look back on with nostalgia
The president’s behaviour implies he is negotiable on much, and at affordable cost
One small step for emotional reticence . . .
The once-hated healthcare reform is now an asset for Democrats in the midterms
‘I find nothing about the country harder to explain than the quest for extra-American identities’
The left must learn from the Republican majority leader’s tactical successes
As Anthony Kennedy goes from the court, something of value goes with him
When the expectation of continuous improvement in life is dashed, well, look around you for the fallout
What does America stand for in a world where most countries have adopted its ideals?
Globalisation has been the era of small countries but that time may now be passing
There is another Supreme Court candidate who would electrify the president’s base
Plans for new cities include temperature-controlled pavements and self-sorting refuse chutes — but can too much order be a bad thing?
Relative decline and domestic exhaustion create an opening for realpolitik
Why the dining scene remains local, even in an otherwise globalised world
Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice would be seen as a coup
Could large numbers of tourists to mid-sized cities such as Venice and Prague be slowing their growth?
Although 2008 has been designated Year Zero, US politics owes more to much older events
Where Brits prefer city breaks, Americans seem to equate the outdoors with nothing less than their national ideal: freedom
Despite so many scandals, the court of public opinion is the one that really matters