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A Clausewitz for Every Season

On misreading On War.

Power Failure

Why the West’s best armies are struggling against Hizballah, al-Qaeda in Iraq and other jihadists-at-large.

Coming to Order

Does history teach or tease U.S. statesmen looking to create a world order?

A conversation with… Marc Grossman

A Conversation with former Under Secretary of State Marc Grossman.

The Wizards of Oz

Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. Music by Harold Arlen. Performance by Judy Garland. How the “Song of the Century” was born.

Why Poetry?

As Adrienne Rich said, poetry isn’t “a mass-market product”, but when you need a good poem, nothing else will do.

Humanity 2.0

Forget the future: What is science fiction saying about the present?

Beyond the Cloister

Civilian graduate programs broaden a soldier’s horizons.


New animated films are mastering the art of believable realism.

Notes from a Funeral

A letter from Istanbul.

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