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Another Latin Lefty Fails to Find the Unicorns

The workers and the poor of Bolivia loved Evo Morales as long as he told them the lies they desperately wanted to believe were true. But now that he’s in office, the expected magic unicorns bearing cash and prizes for all have somehow failed to show up on schedule.

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France Has Some Bad News for Gaia

France’s nuclear industry is in turmoil, a bad sign for the planet ahead of this December’s climate talks in Paris.

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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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