March/April 2017


Europe in Transition

California Split


The Trump Challenge

Front Lines

Reviving Spheres of Interest

This foreign-policy outlook can foster stability.

From Vision to Reality

The new U.S. Diplomacy Center opens in Foggy Bottom.

Exposing Shabby Intelligence

There’s a long history of skepticism among ex-spooks.

Cover Story

Whence Comes Legitimacy?

A crucial yet fragile element of civic stability


Reviving Libertarianism

Those who favor limited government shouldn’t ignore the virtue factor.

The Meaning of Trump

He alone perceived America’s status quo crisis.

The Politics of Infrastructure

The key to success lies in walkable urban spaces.

The Rise of the Dwarf

Polish populism overwhelms the establishment.

Arts & Letters

A Few of Plutarch’s Oldies but Goodies

The Circuitous Path of Papa and Ezra

The Odds Against Antiwar Warriors

War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914–1918, Michael Kazin, Simon and Schuster, 400 pages.

America in the Time of Kerouac’s Travels

An Economic Primer for Stagnant Times