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Our Brave New World
Our Brave New World
Of Deer, Terrorism, and Liberal Triumphalism

The world keeps getting uglier, and the American political establishment keeps getting more and more caught up in glittering fantasies and theories about inevitable liberal triumph.

Our Brave New World
What the Freedom Act Really Means

Congress’ passage of the contentious surveillance bill is less significant than either side will have you believe. But the issues motivating the debate are incredibly important.

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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.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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