Could It Have Been Otherwise?
Russian-American relations are in ruins. A look back at decisions made after the Cold War can help us understand what went wrong—and whether the United States had other options.
Baseball’s Divine Comedy
The classic Ron Shelton film Bull Durham (1988) takes its hero on a Dantean journey from purgatory to paradise.
Cool Hand Brent
A new biography of Brent Scowcroft captures some of the man the author once worked for, but only some.
Those Crazy Christians
The West is struggling to navigate Islam’s major sectarian cleavage; about 500 years ago a Muslim superpower navigated Christendom’s Wars of the Reformation. Anything to learn here, perhaps?
There is a distinctive Anglo-American way of conceptualizing global strategic reality, and it goes far deeper than the abstractions of liberalism.
The Worst of All Possible Cubas
Three distinct patterns of transition out of communist rule exist: Russian, Chinese, and East European. The new American policy dooms Cuba to the worst of the lot.
Capitalism Da Capo
Authors tapping into the renewed interest in the history and nature of capitalism are stumbling over an unexpected problem: There’s no agreement on what capitalism is.