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Death of Driving
Death of Driving
The Revolution Is Coming

If autonomous cars fulfill even part of their promise, they will transform human life more than any invention since the personal computer.

Death of Driving
Open Roads in America's Future?

The American lust for driving has tapered off in recent years. Per-capita miles traveled is flagging after more than sixty years of solid growth, driven in large part by car-averse millenials, who traveled 23 percent fewer miles in 2009 than they did in 2001. The outlook for carmakers is grim: people are increasingly capable of working remotely, and more and more are choosing to kill their commute to work from home or some co-working space closer at hand. Meanwhile, the rest of us are spoiled for choice.

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WRM in the WSJ

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

Infowar

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.

Recessional

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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