Arts & Letters
Stephen Walt takes aim at the dysfunctional caste of privileged insiders who botch our foreign policy and then ‘fail up.’
He never denounced slavery and was brutal towards American Indians, but remains a popular figure. Why?
Netflix’s new docu-series about the famous killer has no there there—and that’s exactly the point.
Here’s what our writers and staff have been reading.
From 20th Century Kenneth T. Jackson to 19th Century Marcel Schwob, here’s what our writers are reading this week.
The Right can learn from George Scialabba’s critiques of individual autonomy and markets.
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His career encapsulated the warfare-welfare state consensus.