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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
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
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.

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
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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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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