Jul./Aug. 2014


The Peace Coalition

Battle of the Beaches

Still America First

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

A Witness-Protection Program for Terrorists?

What happens to agents and informants when they can’t go home


Local and Global

Front Lines

Two Cheers for Partisan History

Herbert Butterfield was wrong about Whig scholarship.

A Canon for the Officer Corps

Seven books that teach our troops how to win today’s wars

Lessons From Ukraine

How the West alienated Russia and fanned the flames of crisis

Cover Story

Why Liberalism Means Empire

Democracy isn’t the end of history, it’s a product of power.


White Messiah Complex

Why do liberal interventionists think the Third World needs them?

The Battle of Alexandria

How riverside parks & hotels threaten a model of American urbanism

A Look at the Left

A friendly guide to the Democrat or socialist next door

The Right’s Israel Turn

Conservatives didn’t always have a party line on the Jewish State.

Horton Foote’s Farewell

A playwright’s last screenplay shows hope for American drama.

What Would Jeremiah Do?

Jewish history gives today’s Christians an alternative to cultural secession.