Article Archive

Stalin, 1929-1941: Brutal and Brilliant

A new volume documents the man who turned the Soviet Union into a murderous madhouse.

October 23, 2017

How the Banality of Aloof and Chill is Ruining Sex

‘Thou shall play it cool’ has made passion taboo.

October 23, 2017

‘Savior General’ Petraeus Gave Us the Wrong Bible

The fatal flaw in his vaunted counterinsurgency strategy.

October 23, 2017

Our Shocking Acceptance of State Sanctioned Violence

Too many jurors, acting like sheep.

October 23, 2017

What Are U.S. Forces Doing in Niger Anyway?

For five years, U.S. forces operated under the radar—until four of them were killed.

October 20, 2017

Trump Trashes Iran Deal to Satisfy Netanyahu

U.S-Iran policy is closer to Israel than it has been in years.

October 20, 2017

McCain’s Anti-Trump Broadside a Half-Baked Brief For Empire

What does “spurious nationalism” really mean?

October 20, 2017

The Witty, Wistful Films of Whit Stillman

His work lightheartedly catalogued the story of the human condition.

October 19, 2017

Subsidies Prop Up Healthcare House of Cards

But Trump’s plan to axe them won’t fix anything.

October 19, 2017

Taking a Knee in the Culture War

Why are we compelled to choose sides, immediately, on everything?

October 19, 2017

John McCain’s Tired Dogma

The guy who’s learned nothing attacks the guy who knows nothing.

October 19, 2017

The Left Has the Stronger Case for Gun Ownership

Yet they choose to ignore it. Have they become too statist and shortsighted?

October 18, 2017

Social Issues Are Destroying American Politics

The next president should call a temporary culture war cool-down.

October 18, 2017

How Bill Clinton Accidentally Started Another Cold War

His triumphalism and expansion of NATO gave us today’s impasse with Russia.

October 18, 2017

Exorcising the Conservative Media

Former talk radio host Charlie Sykes fell out with Trump. Now he’s diagnosing what ails the right.

October 18, 2017

How Facebook Became the Assassin of Good Journalism

Its algorithms allowed clickbait to smother valuable local coverage.

October 17, 2017

Bowe Bergdahl Was ‘Guilty’ All Along

Hyper-politicized persecution began when his thoughts on war came to light.

October 17, 2017

The Triumph of Marine Le Pen

Her candidacy might have lost but her ideas are becoming France’s mainstream.

October 17, 2017

Is War With Iran Now Inevitable?

Donald Trump was not elected to fight the Middle East’s conflicts—or so some of us thought.

October 17, 2017