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Spies and Lies
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Have You Gotten Over Your Father Yet?

A new biography of John le Carré could have told us so much more than it does.

2016 And Beyond
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Condemned to Populism

The erasure of historical memory has a high price.

History Misused
The Malthusian Holocaust

Timothy Snyder’s Black Earth fails to convince in its reinterpretation of the Holocaust, and its forecast of the next one.

To Havel and Havel Not
Václav, We Never Knew Ye

Whether they like it or not, the Czechs are the nation of Havel. What they need to work out, with the help of biographies like Michael Žantovský’s, is what that means.

Understanding Our Adversaries
Why We Need Totalitarianism

Why we need a more refined concept of it, that is.

Reviews
Crazy in Velvet

Ivan Klíma’s political autobiography illuminates the surreality of Czechoslovak communism even as it fails to answer “the question”: Why the Jews?

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The New Energy Force Field

U.S. advantages in the new era of unconventional energy are many.

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Enviro-Mental

Time to unpack the irony.

Aramco IPO

Beijing is ready to invest in Saudi Aramco.

Venezuela seems headed for a boiling point while Maduro doubles down on Chavismo

Keeping Up With Medvedev

Now that Dmitry Medvedev knows beyond a reasonable doubt that he is being attacked, he will ruthlessly clean house when he gets his hands on the throne. And his enemies know he knows who they are.

Game of Thrones

Japan’s rise, and the reactions it provokes in capitals across the Pacific Rim is one of the key dynamics to watch as the Trump Administration gets its own footing in the region.

Higher Education Watch

The California State Auditor has delivered a damning assessment of the management practices at the single largest university system in the United States.

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