Making sense of the Cambodian genocide. George Packer reviews  Thierry Cruvellier’s The Master of Confessions: The Making of a Khmer Rouge Torturer .
A huge defeat for Parti Quebecois. Andrew Coyne explains  the significance of the PQ’s extraordinary drubbing at the polls.
Resolve and the narcissism of Great Powers. Patrick Porter thoroughly debunks  the obsession with “resolve” in foreign policy.
Ukraine is headed for default. Mark Adomanis explains  why.
Neoconservatism’s flaws. Noah Millman identifies  three of its insights and how they are abused in practice.
Revisiting Bush’s dreadful Second Inaugural Address. Damon Linker criticizes  Joseph Bottum’s attempt to spin Bush’s Second Inaugural as an expression of serious Christian thought.
When Captain America hunted communists. Charles Moss recounts  the brief history of the comic book character’s “commie smasher” phase in the early 1950s.change_me