Jan./Feb. 2015


Why Fire Chuck Hagel?

The High Life in Letters

Why Spies and Analysts Shouldn’t Mingle

Working closely together encourages tunnel vision and groupthink.

America’s Home-Made Art

The essential work of reclaiming local artisanship


The Hawk-Dove Cycle

Front Lines

‘Not In My Lifetime’—No More

Does the pace of change leave us all without a country?

From Disneyland to Dante

Go to Europe in search of truth, not illusions of tradition.

Cover Story

A Republican Against Prisons

Virginia’s ex-attorney general is taking on the incarceration state.


What’s Wrong With the NFL?

Scandal and injury aside, the league has made a boring game.

Conservatism for the City

Beauty, streetcars, and dual codes are the right ideas for urban policy.

Why the Arab World Fights

Islam struggles for unity and independence from the West.

Britain’s Pat Buchanan Party

A less libertarian, more populist UKIP terrifies London’s elite.

Wendell Berry, Burkean

The farmer-novelist on politics, faith, land, and economy