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Identity and Art
Paramount Pictures
The Mists of Scorsese’s Silence

The auteur’s latest offering, decades in the making, provides a meditative look at adventure, faith, cultural clashes, and redemption.

Asia's Game of Thrones
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The Pacific Power

Michael Green’s By More Than Providence is an insightful study—combining theory, history, and experience—of American grand strategy in Asia. It’s also a practical guide for extending American influence and power in the region.

Thrillers
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The Way We Live Now

George Walden’s “Tony Underwood” trilogy reveals truths only fiction can tell.

Panglossian Harmony
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All for the Best

City Opera’s revived production of Candide is a bleak, and hilarious, musical comedy—equal parts light opera and brutal savaging thereof.

Out Like Flynn
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Field of Fright

It’s hard to think of a worse fit for the job of National Security Advisor than Michael Flynn—and that assessment has nothing to do with any of his alleged contacts with Russian officials.

War on the Silver Screen
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Hollywood’s Afghanistan

War movies can only be as serious as the wars they depict—and only as serious as we Americans are about fighting them.

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Opening Up the Hermit Kingdom

Can increasing the flow of information into North Korea lead to regime change?

Ruling Britannia
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The Invisible Prime Minister

Clement Attlee was a much better politician, and a much more learned man, than popular memory gives him credit for.

The Rosebud Blooms
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More Able Than Kane

Yes, Citizen Kane is great, but that’s not the half of it. The more Orson Welles was forced to improvise and budget down, the better he got.

Religious Freedom
America’s Village Atheists

How the history of atheism in America illuminates the country’s religious, and irreligious, future.

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After the MOAB

Secretary Mattis arrives in Kabul on a surprise visit after the deadliest attack on the Afghan military since the start of the war.

Asia's Game of Thrones

It won’t transform the balance of power overnight, but it may spook the neighbors.

EU's Future

Will a win for the “radical center” signal anything more than a slow decline of the status quo toward failure?

Blue Boondoggles

If federalism means anything at all, it means that states and cities should, unless some grave emergency exists, be responsible for their own transit and transportation infrastructure.

Power Shift

For the first time in more than 130 years, the UK is going a day without burning coal for power.

Money

It’s vital that we make sure that the great wealth-creating machine is ready for the millennial generation.

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