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The New SAT Won’t Work

The new SAT debuts this weekend. It’s unlikely to live up to the expectations the College Board set for it.

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The SAT Will Always Be Unfair

The College Board overhauled the SAT in response to charges that it was an elitist exam. But the critics are back.

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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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