Article Archive

The Right’s Putin Problem

The Russian president is an autocratic right-wing nationalist, not a model for American conservatives.

February 25, 2014

Why ‘This Town’ Loves Going to War

Fame, fortune, and thrill reward denizens of DC who urge America to new crusades.

September 12, 2013

Syria Is Not Kosovo

But the alliance of liberal internationalist and neoconservative “experts” is back.

August 29, 2013

In Egypt, Neither a Coup Nor a Revolution

The Arab Spring is looking more like Europe’s failed revolutions of 1848 all the time.

July 9, 2013

Does Samantha Power Mean War?

The humanitarian hawk must betray her principles—or lead the Obama administration into Syria.

June 12, 2013

Was Benjamin Cardozo Hispanic?

Progressives have a double-standard on race, science, and public policy.

May 31, 2013

What Does It Mean To Be an American?

Why the immigration debate should be about language and culture more than jobs—and not just race.

April 30, 2013

What Jackie Robinson Can Teach Rand Paul

Is today’s GOP the party for someone who would break the color barrier?

April 17, 2013

The Sun Sets on the “Special Relationship”

What would Margaret Thatcher do in a post-American world?

April 15, 2013

How Do You Say “Quagmire” in French?

The unlearned lessons of the Vietnam War

March 22, 2013

How Capitalism Saved Chile

And what “No”—an anti-Pinochet film Milton Friedman might have loved—teaches us about regime change.

March 13, 2013

It’s Still Jon Huntsman’s Moment

Republicans don’t need a grand transformation, just a sensible candidate.

January 31, 2013

Is Barack Obama a Republican Realist?

His foreign policy recalls George H.W. Bush—and his domestic policy could be Ike’s or Nixon’s.

January 14, 2013

The GOP’s Asian-American Fiasco

How Republicans alienated a once-allied bloc of voters

November 9, 2012

We Are Not All Westerners Now

The world’s rising powers will take different paths to modernization

October 18, 2012

Freedom Means War

Why libertarians can’t do foreign policy.

December 7, 2011

Middle East Empire: The Prequel

The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Jonathan Schneer, Random House, 464 pages

September 29, 2011

Did Trotsky Tweet?

“Technology by itself cannot transform the existing balance of power.”

April 5, 2011

Czechoslovakia on Their Minds

Neocon news flash: Hitler invades Georgia.

August 25, 2008