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History Misused
The Malthusian Holocaust

Timothy Snyder’s Black Earth fails to convince in its reinterpretation of the Holocaust, and its forecast of the next one.

Second Amendment
Gunned Down

The NRA has spun a story of the Second Amendment’s origins that has nothing to do with its real ones.

American Values
Equality: A Hope Without a Party

Americans believe that equality is the salve for all the nation’s wounds. The problem is that neither party has a complete picture of what equality means.

2016 And Beyond
Unraveling America the Great

The radical conservative challenge to the progressive foundations of Pax Americana.

Culture Wars
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Religious Liberty in America: The Next Chapter

Unilateral disarmament in the culture wars is impossible when the left is on offense.

Heidegger’s Ghosts

Heidegger has powerful adherents in societies as different as Russia and Iran. If liberal democracies are to reckon with his followers, they must wrestle with his thought.

the long war
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Obama’s Failed Legacy in Afghanistan

How the President took a bad situation in Afghanistan and made it even worse.

The Revisionists
Predators on the Frontier

America’s rivals are probing U.S. defenses across the globe.

Tinseltown's Scribe
Nice Guy, Bad Driver

Remembering novelist Nathanael West, whose California dreams came true. Until he crashed into the car of a man whose didn’t.

Cotton and Capitalism
Was America Built By Slaves?

Historians today say “yes.” But free men and women would have built it better and made it richer.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

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