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Spies and Lies
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Have You Gotten Over Your Father Yet?

A new biography of John le Carré could have told us so much more than it does.

2016 And Beyond
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Condemned to Populism

The erasure of historical memory has a high price.

History Misused
The Malthusian Holocaust

Timothy Snyder’s Black Earth fails to convince in its reinterpretation of the Holocaust, and its forecast of the next one.

To Havel and Havel Not
Václav, We Never Knew Ye

Whether they like it or not, the Czechs are the nation of Havel. What they need to work out, with the help of biographies like Michael Žantovský’s, is what that means.

Understanding Our Adversaries
Why We Need Totalitarianism

Why we need a more refined concept of it, that is.

Reviews
Crazy in Velvet

Ivan Klíma’s political autobiography illuminates the surreality of Czechoslovak communism even as it fails to answer “the question”: Why the Jews?

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The New Energy Force Field

U.S. advantages in the new era of unconventional energy are many.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
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The real stumbling block to Democratic legislative power.

brave new world

An Australian account of China’s gains doubles as a bleak assessment of Obama’s legacy in the region.

Crude Economics

London is using both carrot and stick to keep offshore oil output up.

Greeks Bearing Debts

Greece’s recurrent crisis is the result of bad Greek and German decisions alike. Only one is in year eight of a depression as a result.

Frack Baby Frack

Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.

WRM Elsewhere

Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

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