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January/February 2019

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Trump’s Crucial Test at San Ysidro, Patrick J. Buchanan

The Play’s (Not) the (Whole) Thing, Bill Kauffman

Beware of What You Wish For, Aram Bakshian Jr.


TAC Right from the Beginning

Front Lines

Tarnished Medal, Andrew J. Bacevich

Scream Therapy, William Murchison


Trump’s Nationalist Moment, W. James Antle III


The Men Who Sold the War, Tucker Carlson

Trump’s Audacity of Hope, Timothy P. Carney

The FTC Revolving Door, Jonathan Tepper

Porkers’ Revenge, Winslow T. Wheeler

Steal This Article’s Culture, Graham Daseler

Twilight of the Humanities, Gilbert T. Sewall

How to Free the Prisoners, Nila Bala and Emily Mooney

Arts & Letters

A Guide to Fixing Foreign Policy, Christopher Preble (The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy, Stephen M. Walt, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 400 pages)

The Promise of American Capitalism, Mark Skousen (Capitalism in America: A History, Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge, Penguin Press, 496 pages)

Contemplating the Complete Kafka, JP O’Malley

Old Hickory, a Populist President, Jeff Taylor (In Defense of Andrew Jackson, Regnery Publishing, 209 pages)

Human Nature: Is It In Our DNA?, Robert VerBruggen (The Ape That Understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve, Steve Stewart-Williams, Cambridge University Press, 387 pages; Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are, Robert Plomin, The MIT Press, 280 pages)