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Wonder Woman
Harriet Tubman: The Hero We Need

Forget the Hollywood treatment. Harriet Tubman’s real life was stranger than fiction—and shows how to reconcile seemingly contradictory visions of American history.

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The China Challenge
Not Waiting for Sputnik: A Call to Geoeconomics

Why Eisenhower’s “Great Equation” approach to national security strategy should guide our response to China today.

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Italy: The EU's Next Big Problem
No Country for Young Men (or Women)

A conversation with Martin Wolf of the Financial Times and former Italian Treasury official Lorenzo Cadogno on the politics of immigration, demographic decline, and the self-imposed prison of the euro.

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Asian Futures
Four Theories of Modern China

What really drives China today—is it Xi Jinping himself, the Belt & Road Initiative, old habits of statecraft, or the regime’s authoritarian nature? Four recent books help us sort through the morass.

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By Bread Alone?
The Poverty of Economics

Does economics have something to tell us about religion? Probably, but far less than it has to tell us about other issues.

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The Crisis of Liberalism
How to Cure Liberal Democracy, Then and Now

We can learn a great deal by reading—and critiquing—the work of Walter Lippmann.

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Paths of History
Ben-Gurion’s Letters to America

A new biography about Israel’s founder shows that the idea of one political Jewish people is a myth, an illusion.

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The Dialectic Strikes Back
China, Capitalism, and the New Cold War

As Branko Milanović notes in his new book, capitalism convincingly triumphed over socialism at the end of the Cold War. That does not mean that struggles between the emerging variants of capitalism—liberal-meritocratic and political—will be any less fierce.

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Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute
Reagan Roundtable
Democracy Promotion in the Age of Trump

The New Yorker’s Susan B. Glasser and TAI contributing editor David J. Kramer host a roundtable discussion with Carl Gershman, Daniel Twining, and Richard Fontaine on Reagan’s legacy and democracy promotion.

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The US and Turkey
Erdoğan’s Undeserving and Underwhelming Visit to DC

Trump’s ongoing bromance with Turkey’s authoritarian leader notwithstanding, Congress and the Administration must act to make clear that the United States isn’t giving Erdoğan a blank check to act in the Middle East.

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