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Turkey's Veiled Democracy

The AKP’s election victories are good news for Muslim liberalism.

Meet the Kirchners

The story behind Argentina’s newest power couple.

The Hyperpresident

Nicolas Sarkozy ran on a platform of breaking with the
French status quo, and—sacrebleu!—he won.

Our Favorite Frenchman

Three books on Alexis de Tocqueville pay homage, sort of.

Mind Your Malthus

Gregory Clark’s A Farewell to Alms aims to spoil our taste for Adam Smith with some warmed-over Malthus.

Train of Life

The birth of Steve Goodman’s “City of New Orleans.”

Strategy on the Cheap

There are more ways than one to mismatch ends and means.

The Case for Restraint

America has been trying to do too much with too little. It’s time to do less and succeed more.

Borderline Insanity

A proposal for settling the Afghan-Pakistan border dispute, and closing down a key al-Qaeda sanctuary.

Amateur Hour

A worm’s-eye view of what went wrong with reconstruction and development in postwar Iraq.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

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Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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