Essays
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.

For Amusement Only

No pop-culture artifact says “America” better than the pinball machine.

Making the U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Deal Work

United States Department of the Fourth Estate Washington, D.C. 20590 ACTION MEMORANDUMDecember 6, 2005TO: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and National Security Advisor Steve HadleyFROM: Lawrence Korb and Peter OgdenSUBJECT: Winning Congressional Support for the “Global Partnership” with IndiaSince 9/11, Congress has exerted little influence on major Bush Administration foreign policy initiatives and defense spending […]

Food For Thought: A Capital Guide to Breakfast

To eat well in Britain, Somerset Maugham observed in those imperial days before Indian and Chinese restaurants and Elizabeth David and designer chefs had contrived to transform the culinary habits of a nation, it was necessary to eat breakfast three times a day. And what breakfasts they were, the sizzling bacon and the plump sausages, […]

Food For Thought: Mr. Epstein Regrets

My friends are much too ironic and cliché-averse ever to ask me in earnest if I want to “do lunch.” I’m not sure how long ago the phrase “Let’s do lunch” came into currency, but it seems now to have the standing of one of those empty little lies, like “Have a nice day”, that […]

Food For Thought: The Lost Supper

Being a club man, I rarely go to dinner parties in private homes because they have no menu. That’s not true. Yes, I do enjoy an epicurean menu, but I also enjoy the company of friends in their home. I suppose I am embarrassed by home invitations because, having lived at the club for so […]

Notes & Letters

Letters from Robert Stavins, S. Fred Singer, Ian Parry, Senator Joseph Lieberman and Roger Carstens

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