Our Pacific Predicament
If America isn’t careful, rising nationalisms in China and Japan may “pivot” it into a strategic typhoon.
Nice Things about Detroit
It’s not easy to find a silver lining in Detroit’s dramatic decline, but some intrepid optimists still battle the storm.
The Great Migration
Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns analyzes the American social revolution we never discuss.
There was a time when writers found deep meaning in the sport of boxing. Are those days gone for good?
The dissipation and ego that were Norman Mailer’s life have now sired lesser children.
In the Army Now
The Army’s reluctant embrace of counterinsurgency and stability operations is the right choice. Now comes the hard part: to institutionalize it.
The Unreal Thing
The question of authenticity has occupied some of the subtlest minds of the last century. Andrew Potter thinks the whole effort is a hoax.