American ‘Freedom Man’ is Made of Straw

Bret Stephens’ foolish caricature of America only nurses our delusions about ‘the good’ we’ve done in the world.

The End of American Public Virtue

As Bloom worried and Gibbon chronicled, nations that lose their creed inevitably struggle. And what then?

The 2020 Candidates Bring a Lame Game

Despite the chaos of Trump, Republicans are actually far more unified and effective than their opponents.

U.S. Imperial Delusion in the Middle East

Willfully ignorant of its weaknesses, Washington still thinks it holds sway over smaller allies and adversaries in the Gulf.

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