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The Emerging Overbalance of Power

When good guys have preponderant power, things tend to be all right—even with a Chinese accent.

Finance and Innovation

Assessing the impact of a modern financial sector on an economy’s capacity for innovation is tricky. We’re working on the problem.

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The Rhythm of Happiness

A meditation on happiness, personal yet probing, from 1958.

A College President Speaks

Gerhard Casper’s memoir focuses on the highest principle of higher education: academic freedom.

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Expect Minor Tremors in Foreign Policy

Executive-Legislative Branch dynamics over foreign policy are less affected by partisanship than is the case in domestic policy.

Public Defenders

Two veteran public high-school teachers parse new books about what they do every weekday.

Greek to Me

Aristotle and Plato famously differed about plenty, but we might take to heart what they agreed on.

The Melody Man

A reflection on Jerome Kern, the man who created the American standard.

What’s Going On

The state and the state system alike are in trouble, and the reasons may go deeper than most suspect.

Canada to the Rescue!

Most proposals about unifying the United States and Canada are based on economic complementarity and cultural affinity. Here’s one based on institutional necessity.

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Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

TAI elsewhere

Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

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