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Anne Applebaum
Autumn Note: Elena Bonner, RIP

Looking back on the life of an extremely difficult woman.

Vacation Note: Two Funerals and a Meaning

The sudden deaths of a British Princess and a Polish President don’t have much in common, but the reactions to them do.

Not Much Change

Like almost everybody else, I’ve spent much of the past year criticizing Barack Obama, second-guessing many of his decisions, finding fault with the incompetence of some of his appointees. Perhaps it sounds peculiar, then, but when I look back on the year as a whole, I find that I am nevertheless still inclined to withhold […]

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

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Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

After the Elections

Fair enough. But some of the Realpolitik Russia won’t like.

Shale Is Hale

Welcome to the era of the “monster frack.”


And get this: it’s because the industry already got the subsidies it wanted.

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