WWI as religious war. Darryl Hart reviews Philip Jenkins’ The Great and Holy War: How World War One Became a Religious Crusade.

Israeli dreams. Noah Millman reviews Yossi Klein Halevi’s Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who United Jerusalem and Divided a Nation for the current issue of TAC.

The delusions of American exceptionalism. Robert Merry surveys the sorry record of U.S. foreign policy when it is driven by ideology.

No one should be surprised by what is happening in Iraq. Tom Ricks tells us why.

Maliki is the problem. Marc Lynch explains how the Iraqi prime minister has contributed to the country’s current woes.

Keeping the ISIS offensive in perspective. Paul Pillar advises everyone not to panic.

Good riddance to Cantor. Jacob Heilbrunn cheers Eric Cantor’s primary defeat and assesses the implications.

The Elizabeth Warren of the right. Ryan Lizza considers Dave Brat’s populist attacks on corporate welfare.