The Coming Coup in China
Whether Xi Jinping is confronting corruption, engaging in just another CCP purge, or some of both, the PLA is stuck dangerously in the middle.
Waltzing with (Leo) Strauss
A new book arguing for the ubiquity of esoteric writing in pre-modern times redeems Leo Strauss from his many detractors.
Coke is indeed ‘the real thing’ if reality is about shrewdly offloading risk and responsibiity in order to make loads of money.
A history of confidential U.S.-Cuban talks is valuable, but gets the plot line backwards.
Of two new books on the GOP, one aims large but loses focus; the other homes in on just one man but reveals worlds.
His Last Bow
Fouad Ajami was an enthusiastic immigrant and U.S. citizen, but he never lost his longing for progress in the lands he left behind.
A World Transforming
As China and the United States contemplate how to shape their mutual relations, each is bound to learn something discomfiting about itself.
China in the Middle
China’s growth enables it to be truly, for the first time, a Eurasian power between East Asia and the West. A pan-peripheral grand strategy would suit it best.
The New Spoils System
Neither democratic theory nor common sense can justify the institution of a public sector union.