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Securing Our Liberty

Even if everything the government does to combat terrorism is technically legal, not everything legal is prudent, wise, or morally justified.

The Paradox of Proliferation

Nuclear weapons have no real utility to North Korea other than as deterrence of attack or invasion. The threat of their development is a propaganda asset.

Reckless Ardor

The calls for so-called humanitarian war in Syria are a textbook case of the triumph of hope over experience.

The Obama Riddle

You wonder if the president might find himself singing a variant on Kermit the Frog's anthem about the burdens of being green: It's not easy being Barack Obama.

Time to Intervene?

Syria’s civil war has been going on for more than two years. Seventy thousand people have been killed, most of them civilians. More than 3 million Syrians...

The False God of 'Narrative'

"What if the government starts enforcing the espionage statute whenever there's a leak?" Steve Roberts, a former New York Times journalist...

Highbrow Hatred

This book addresses one of the most puzzling questions of our era: Why did the most evil regime of modern times develop in a country so committed to higher learning...

Obama Needs to Hope Again

If a president finds himself in the role of a political scientist, he has a problem -- even when his political science lesson is 100 percent accurate. When...

Broken Promises

On the evening of April 15—the day two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than two hundred eighty—President...

The Economic Whodunit

The policy mystery of our time is why politicians in the United States and across much of the democratic world are so obsessed with deficits when their primary...

The Culture of Preconception

The political response to the Boston Marathon bombings suggests that we live in an age of shrink-wrapped, prepackaged opinions. When something new comes along, we...

This Time Is No Different

The blood runs cold when one fully appreciates how vulnerable Western policymakers are to slogans and magical thinking. The Reinhart-Rogoff case is the latest, and...
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Book Reviews

Forsaken Ally

September 9, 2013 | 0 comments

The Party of Humanity

September 9, 2013 | 1 comment

Highbrow Hatred

May 5, 2013 | 0 comments

Outside the Law

April 4, 2013 | 1 comment

Before Camelot

April 4, 2013 | 0 comments

Imperial Illusions

January 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Misaligned

October 10, 2012 | 0 comments