Mar./Apr. 2014


Big Government, Little Tea Party

Who Wants War With Iran?

The Hyperlocal Beat

The Batavian is both crux of local culture, and beacon to small-town America newspapers.

The End of Drone War?

The collapse of available bases could push the U.S. to revamp its failed counterterrorism strategy.


Higher Culture, Better Politics

Great ideas give political movements the energy and seriousness they need to thrive.

Front Lines

An Officer Corps That Can’t Score

How military careerism breeds habits of defeat

Locavore Revolution

Can locally sourced food be good business?

The Answer to Homelessness

Why conservative Utah gives away housing

Cover Story

How Dante Saved My Life

A midlife crisis is cured by The Divine Comedy


Airey Neave’s Way

Colditz couldn’t hold Britain’s ballsiest politician.

Immigration, Yes—and No

A trimmer’s case against open borders and closed minds

Beerbohm Redrawn

Why the incomparable Max is still the greatest writer you haven’t read

We Can Build That

Obama rejects the Scottish Enlightenment ideas that inspired the Constitution.

The Anti-Warrior

Micah Zenko brings peace to the Council on Foreign Relations.