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We Will Bury Them!

Most American towns put hideous power lines up in the air, where they are predictably battered by storms. Why?

Talking Dirty

How Culture Theory happened, and what it means.

Empires and Barbarians

Pre- and postmodern “barbarians” have much in common, with sobering implications for U.S. strategy and the War on Terror.

Exit Interview

The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations talks of political philosophy, foreign policy and bureaucratic craft.

Schlock and Awe

A short history of Suburbia, its discontents and its ironies.

Liberal Is as Liberal Does

Pace Allen Lynch, it’s both possible and wise for Western policy to challenge Putin’s anti-democratic ways.

Don't Feed the Bear

Nope, it’s neither possible nor wise.

The Myth of Russian Resurgence

Fear of revived Russian power is exaggerated.

Can Anybody Play This Game?

American professional baseball is increasingly international in flavor, but its popularity overseas will remain limited.

Raider of the Lost Art

Two new books put Steven Spielberg on an undeserved pedestal.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

America’s peculiar system for choosing presidents may help avoid post-election chaos.

Third Debate Recap

Trump shortchanges his supposed signature issue to defend man-crush on Putin.

Frozen Ukraine

The latest round of peace talks only mask Europe’s lack of leverage and commitment in Ukraine.

Asia's Game of Thrones

The Philippine president has now definitively cast his lot with China. How will elites in Manila react?

Follow the Money

Why hasn’t the increase in K-12 investment translated into better student outcomes?

Crude Economics

US oil companies are in much better shape than the cartel seems to think.

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