Article Archive

We Need Civil Defense

The hostile critique of the 1952 “Duck and Cover” film missed the mark.

May 11, 2017

Egypt and the End of the Secular Middle East

When a state is destroyed, we have little idea what will grow from its ruins.

May 3, 2017

Communism for Kids

That’s a new book from MIT Press. No, really.

April 10, 2017

Scandal-Free Obama

It’s not that he did no wrong. It’s that conditions weren’t right for the public to care.

March 13, 2017

Don’t Forget the Epic Story of World War II

A new film celebrates individual heroism, but a larger narrative of national struggle is being lost.

February 3, 2017

What Was ‘America First’?

There were some anti-Semites in the original movement. But the movement was not about anti-Semitism.

January 25, 2017

Sexual Blackmail’s Long History

It’s hardly an unusual tactic for intelligence agencies.

January 16, 2017

Checks and Balances

The Electoral College is one way the Founders sought to implement them.

January 3, 2017

When ‘Paranoia’ Is Justified

Sometimes the monsters are real.

December 22, 2016

Will Faithless Electors Cause a Constitutional Crisis?

If the Electoral College goes rogue and selects Hillary Clinton, expect the worst.

November 29, 2016

White Christian Apocalypse?

That’s not what it means for America to become majority-minority.

November 17, 2016

Of Monsters and Black Lives

Everything ultimately depends on the availability of victims and the priority that society places on them.

September 26, 2016

Terrorism With the Religion Taken Out

Officials de-Islamize those who attack us.

September 19, 2016

Low-Tech Terror

What gun laws can’t prevent.

July 6, 2016

Is Brexit National Suicide?

As a nation dependent on trade, Britain is foolish to leave the EU.

June 29, 2016

Who Threatens Democracy?

Violent opposition to Trump is alarming.

June 9, 2016

The Nuclear-Free Nightmare

The West has enjoyed relative peace for over 70 years thanks to the bomb.

June 1, 2016

Recognize the Islamic State

If European countries won’t charge would-be jihadis with sedition, make the charges treason.

March 25, 2016

History and the Limits of the Climate Consensus

Acknowledging the science of global warming does not require accepting that it is immune to criticism.

January 21, 2016

The Islamic State’s Retro Map

National borders are being superseded by the ancient battleground of al-Jazira.

January 13, 2016