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American Refractions
The Tides of American Liberalism

Liberalism at home thrives when government succeeds abroad.

American Refractions
Insatiable: Sizing Up the Corporate-Consumption Complex

We and much of the world now get sick in ways that were rare a century ago. There’s a reason.

American Refractions
American’s Misguided Gender Missionaries

America’s eternal secular messianic temptation has now alighted on gender equality.

Policy Puzzles
Are We Losing the New War on Terror?

Changes in the threat posed by jihadi extremism are challenging our ability to adapt.

Policy Puzzles
Defense Entropy

Spending even very large sums of money for defense in the absence of a strategic concept cannot ensure security.

Policy Puzzles
Past Tense: Banking Reform Behind the Curve

Reform of brick and mortar banks is well underway, but the digital age poses new, often overlooked, challenges for monetary policy.

Homo Americanus
Rambling Man

The tale of a songwriter, with American characteristics.

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American Traitors

Intelligence and Surprise Attack: Failure and Success from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 and Beyond by Erik J. Dahl Georgetown University Press, 2013, 288 pp., $29.95 American Spies: Espionage Against the United States from the Cold War to the Present by Michael J. Sulick Georgetown University Press, 2013, 320 pp., $26.95 T ales of spying and surprise […]

Capitol Ideas

Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after 9/11 by Michael Allen Potomac Books, 2013, 256 pp., $29.95  “T he road to real intelligence reform is littered with the carcasses of forgotten studies and ignored reports.”1 When Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby wrote those words in December 2002, the United States was […]

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The Future of Special Forces

One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare by Linda Robinson PublicAffairs, 2013, 310 pp., $28.99 Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla by David Kilcullen Oxford University Press, 2013, 330 pp., $27.95  T he capture of Kabul in 2001 and the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011 are […]

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Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

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