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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.

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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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democrats in disarray

Democratic elites are losing the ability to set their party’s agenda.

Up in Smoke

And that’s just as “flawed” of a modern energy source as it sounds.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China’s suspension of coal imports from North Korea serves as both a warning to Pyongyang and a signal to Washington.

Transit's Future

Ridership is down, and there are reasons to believe it may never recover.

blue boondoggle

California’s utopian high-speed rail project just got another wrench thrown in its gears—this time by the Trump administration.

Fracking Futures

…And it wasn’t long ago that the U.S. was worried about LNG imports.

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