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Still America First

Quaker Oats heir Bob Stuart fought to keep America at peace—then he went to war.

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Koch Brothers: The Real Thing

An inner look at the charisma, character, and hubris behind the Koch legacy

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What Is ‘Ethical Conservatism’?

A proposal for a politics of self-restraint in an age of anarchy.

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A Look at the Left

A friendly guide to the Democrat or socialist next door

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Drugs in Context

A neuroscientist busts the myth of the zombified user, restoring the agency of addicts.

Two Cheers for Partisan History

Herbert Butterfield was wrong about Whig scholarship.

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