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Rise of Corbyn
The Derangement of the British Left

Revisiting the 1982 novel that foretold Jeremy Corbyn’s rise—and revealed the conspiratorial worldview at the heart of contemporary Leftist politics.

Homo Americanus
Leonard Brooks Pierson
A Cowboy Life in Poetry

Who would have thought that real cowboy versifying was still around as late as the 1950s?

New World Disorder
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East Asia 2015 Is Not Europe 1914

Why everyone’s favorite analogy for today’s unsettled times—the year 1914—doesn’t pass the smell test.

Good Government
Cleaning Up Atlantis

How to put a kleptocracy on the road to transparency.

Kleptocracy Watch
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Letter from Montenegro: Organized Crime’s State of Play

Although Montenegro seeks NATO membership in 2016, concerns linger regarding the tiny Adriatic state’s will to fight endemic organized crime and corruption.

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The Political Vocabulary of Bernie Sanders

Senator Bernie Sanders needs to address the most fundamentally divisive vocabulary of all, namely the twin dualities of “left vs. right” and “liberal vs. conservative.”

To Havel and Havel Not
Václav, We Never Knew Ye

Whether they like it or not, the Czechs are the nation of Havel. What they need to work out, with the help of biographies like Michael Žantovský’s, is what that means.

Europe's Future
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The Political Right(s) in France

After moving left for most of its history, is French politics now turning to the far Right?

Kissinger: The Idealist
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The Education of Henry Kissinger

Niall Ferguson’s Kissinger: The Idealist is a brilliant, magisterial work, as clever, perceptive, and occasionally contrarian as its complicated subject.

Far-Right Rising
Cleaning Up Real Nice

Europe’s far-Right has discovered that the road to electoral respectability involves rejecting anti-Semitism and embracing Israel.

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illiberalism

Tribalism on one side strengthens tribalism on the other.

A Setback?

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party suffered a defeat at the polls on Sunday. But the country’s next parliamentary could come sooner than most expect, offering the populists another chance.

Europe's Mess

A “No” vote many thought would strike a serious blow against the EU may have been more of a stay of execution. But that does not mean any of Europe’s underlying problems have gone away.

Budget Battles

Many of the nation’s top military brass have Putin on their minds when looking at the 2018 defense budget.

democracy and its discontents

The outcome of the election made the public more supportive of America’s idiosyncratic election system overall.

Consequences

Yet more proof that the only way to assure good treatment for refugees is to do everything to prevent their displacement in the first place.

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