Asia's Destiny, America's Choice
Despite an enormous reservoir of goodwill for the United States in Asia, the Pacific Ocean seems to grow wider every day. Here's a diagnosis of the problem, and a plea for urgent care.
The American soldier fights for freedom, and for God. An “embedded” view of the code of personal conduct that motivates America’s warriors.
"I Will Be Your Poet"
Leaves of Grass is 150 years old, but vibrant as ever. A fellow poet celebrates Walt Whitman as America’s muse to the Kosmos, and the craftsman of America’s own spirit.
Suffer the Intellectuals
Western intellectuals are endlessly engaging and edifying. But when it comes to capturing the trends that define present reality and gauging the shape of the future, they are uncannily wrong.
Tinseltown's Tin Ear
Hollywood is having box office troubles; a review of some recent and prospective films shows why.
Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism has turned one hundred years old. An eminent economic historian provides a slice-of-life illustration of Weber's wisdom.
Notes & Letters
Letters from James Hoge, Jr., Moises Naim, Richard John Neuhaus, James Kurth, Tod lindberg, David Goodhart, Steven Lagerfeld and Colin Powell
The Wrong Stuff
The major intelligence error that presaged the Iraq war and the many errors that followed raise questions about the capacity of the United States to manage complex interventions. They cast a shadow forward on U.S. Middle east policy, as well.