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Blue Bust abroad
Blue Bust abroad
UK Pensions Under Strain

Defined-benefit pension plans are an artifact of the blue social model.

Blue Bust abroad
French Socialists Aren’t Feeling the Bern

The decline of the blue social model has forced many European countries to abandon some of the more statist features of their economic agendas.

Blue Bust abroad
Europe’s Pension Reckoning Approaches

The global decline of the blue model stands to inflict even more pain on Europe than on the United States.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.


Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

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