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Keeping up with the Chavezes

This piece appeared in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. Careful readers of this blog may notice that an earlier version of it was posted here first.The Wall Street Journal COMMENTARYKeeping Up With the Chávezes By FRANCIS FUKUYAMA February 1, 2007; Page A17What is it that leaders like Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah and Venezuela’s Hugo […]

Keeping up with the Chavezes

This piece appeared in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. Careful readers of this blog may notice that an earlier version of it was posted here first.The Wall Street JournalCOMMENTARYKeeping Up With the ChávezesBy FRANCIS FUKUYAMAFebruary 1, 2007; Page A17What is it that leaders like Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah and Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez have in […]

Guardian Piece on Lessons Not Learned

This piece published in today’s Guardian is extracted from the forward to the paperback edition of America at the Crossroads, to be published by Profile Books in the UK and Yale University Press here:https://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,2002439,00.htmlLink to a discussion of it my Mickey Kaus on Bloggingheads TV.

American Credibility in Asia in the Wake of Iraq

The following is a link to an article I just published in the Yomiuri Shimbun on the credibility of the US nuclear deterrent in Asia. Japan is seriously considering developing its own nuclear deterrent in the wake of the North Korean nuclear test last fall. Why does it regard the US nuclear deterrent less credible […]

SEYMOUR MARTIN LIPSET 1922-2006

Marty Lipset passed away on New Year’s Eve, after a long period of disability following a stroke in 2001. His friends and former colleagues are busy organizing an appropriate memorial service for him in the Washington area, but in the meantime I thought I should say something about what his life and work meant to […]

SEYMOUR MARTIN LIPSET 1922-2006

Marty Lipset passed away on New Year’s Eve, after a long period of disability following a stroke in 2001. His friends and former colleagues are busy organizing an appropriate memorial service for him in the Washington area, but in the meantime I thought I should say something about what his life and work meant to […]

Is Pelosi Walking a Tightrope over Sugarcandy Mountain?

In George Orwell’s “Animal Farm,” Sugarcandy Mountain is a pretend land of sweetness promised to the animals by Moses, a pet raven who belongs to the owner of Manor Farm. The only promise more enticing to the collection of pigs, horses and assorted working animals is the even bigger idea that if the farmer went […]

Democracies of the World, Unite

We need a Concert of Democracies to manage the global politics of the 21st century.

Liar, Liar

Hungary's protests outprice the truth.

The Smiling Coup

Thailand finds itself — and U.S. Policy — in a real mess.

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