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Walter Russell Mead
Editor-at-large, The American Interest Online.
Take Ten Years Off Your Age!

I had one of those wonderful life moments last week. I was at CNN on a Lou Dobbs panel about Iranian president Ahmadinejad’s anti-Semitic rant at the UN; heading out to the elevator I ran into E. Benjamin Skinner in the hallway. Ben is the author of A Crime So Monstrous, a book on global […]

Starting To Blog

Greetings, TAI readers and other visitors. My name is Walter Russell Mead; I’m on the editorial board at TAI and Adam Garfinkle and the editorial team have courageously and graciously offered me a platform from which to blog.This is not, quite, my first date with the internet. For the last few weeks I have participated […]

Morale Matters

After several months in which the news from Iraq has steadily if spottily improved, the time has come to think about what just a few months ago seemed unthinkable.

Faith & Progress

Anglo-American freedoms, the very sources of worldly success, are rooted in religious faith.

Sting of the WASP

Andrew Roberts has started a major bunfight with a book of history.

Old Hickory Switch

The age of Jackson is an oft-neglected chapter in American History, but three new books take up the challenge.

AI Symposium

Very little of what has happened in American foreign policy since September 11, 2001, has been in any way determined by underlying domestic pressures or constraints, much less by the character of American political culture. The extraordinary circumstances of the Twin Towers and Pentagon attacks gave President Bush great leeway to act. In the immediate […]

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To Russia With Love

Standing beside Putin in Moscow, Moldova’s newly elected president rebuked the EU and gave fresh proof of his intention to pivot toward Russia.

TAI elsewhere

Our own Josef Joffe takes stock of the President-elect’s recent interviews and the likely implications of Trumpist policy on Europe and the world.

sex on campus

How the Trump administration could shake up the campus sex wars.

France 2017

Le Pen’s description of the Euro as a “knife in the ribs” forcing countries to go where their people don’t want to go is sadly accurate.

Petropredictions

…potentially at its own peril.

Rebuilding America

If the GOP can strike the right balance, Americans will be surprised by how well public-private partnerships can work.

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