Henry Farrell

Henry Farrell is associate professor of political science and international affairs at the George Washington University. He blogs at Crooked Timber and The Monkey Cage.

Turns out the father of communism and Honest Abe were pen pals. Read more


Give me 50 cent baked goods or give me death! Read more


Climate change will lead to water shortages and other environmental problems, but probably not increased violence.  Read more


Using The Princess Bride to explain Google's corporate policies Read more


Looking at American inequality through the lens of comparative politics. Read more


The progressive blogs and online networks have changed politics. But did they replace the media or win the 2008 election? Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

In the 1990s, reformers and academics worried about how to improve civic life. They didn't foresee that technology combined with party politics would renew civic engagement. Read more