Essays
Iraq in 3-D

The United States in Iraq is trying to solve a three-dimensional problem in two-dimensional space. We need to think beyond counterinsurgency.

In the Army Now

Are the wheels coming off the U.S. Army thanks to the Iraq war? Not really, argues a retired Army colonel. But other problems loom.

Support Denmark!

I just got back, an hour or so ago, from the first political demonstration I’ve participated in for some decades. (No, I’m not proud of that, but a fact is a fact.) This demonstration was the brainchild of Christopher Hitchens, that old Trotskyite menace become semi-neocon gadfly. In a September 21 Slate article called “Stand […]

And by the Way…

Yesterday’s Washington Post caught my editor’s eye in a special way.First, Nell Henderson’s front-page feature, “As Economy Thrived Under Greenspan, So Did Debt” gives readers of The American Interest a decidedly “been there, done that better” feel. The current (Winter 2005) issue’s essay by Peter Hartcher, “The Amazing Bubble-Man”, covers the story in much greater […]

More on "Munich"

The verdict continues to strengthen about Spielberg’s “Munich.” Check out Holocaust Museum director Walter Reich’s piece in the January 1 Washington Post “Outlook” section, p. B5, under the title “Something Missing in Spielberg’s `Munich’.” Reich’s critique is similar in spirit to Edward Rothstein’s, noted here a few days ago. It’s the “spiral” theory of violence […]

Holiday Musings

Well, the AI office is officially closed in the week between Xmas and New Year’s, and I, AI editor, elected to just mainly hang around the house for most of the period, with my wife and my three kids coming and going seemingly at random. There was just too much movement to plan anything serious, […]

The Amazing Bubble-Man

Alan Greenspan leaves the Federal Reserve with the status of a near deity. It is a status that is undeserved.

Debating the Future of the U.S. Economy

A respected economist and successful businessman square off over the U.S. economy

The Future of Preemption

Preemption against 21st-century threats is justified and necessary. It may be time, therefore, to move beyond the UN Charter.

Trade Talk

Trade liberalization has become a hard sell in Washington. Only strong presidental leadership will get U.S. policy back on track.

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