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The Christian America That Never Was

The American evangelical movement’s manufactured nostalgia is failing to slake the soul’s thirst.

The Voegelin Enigma

Eric Voegelin smashed every category, scrambled every dichotomy, and spurned every orthodoxy he encountered to discover what ailed modern Western society.

Homo Americanus
Duane’s World

How the son of Syrian immigrants accidentally became one of Toledo’s rock-and-roll impresarios.

Nudge, or Shove?

Cass Sunstein’s ‘libertarian paternalism’ doesn’t just sound oxymoronic; it actually is. Liberalism deserves more forthright advocacy.

Iraq and Ruin

Two recent books by Iraqis on their country’s lost opportunities for democracy are themselves lost in wishful thinking.

Hot Stuff, Cold Logic

Politically correct climate change orthodoxy has completely destroyed our ability to think rationally about the environment.

Shining a Light on the Shadow Economy

The world’s ‘informal economy’ doesn’t just exist in poor countries, and it isn’t small-in size or in its effect.

Mistral Mysteries

Unraveling the ensemble of motives behind France’s sale of amphibious assault craft to Russia is no simple matter.

The New Industrial Espionage

The information revolution has rendered obsolete the legacy legal regime on intellectual property rights, enabling spying for commercial purposes to morph into a strategic issue.

Russia’s Sub Rosa Statecraft

Spying, mole-planting, subversion, and financial arm-twisting are major components of Moscow’s new hybrid campaign against European democracies.

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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.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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