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Old Hickory Switch

The age of Jackson is an oft-neglected chapter in American History, but three new books take up the challenge.

The Fall Gal

Two years after the Abu Ghraib story came to light, we still haven't gotten to the bottom of its darkness.

America's Critic

Edmund Wilson was a man of immense erudition, and many quirks. Few biographers can hope to do him justice; his most recent one hasn't.

Garden or Wilderness?

Leo Marx's strikingly original account of how 19th-century Americans tried to refashion the pastoral ideal still resonates.

Immigration, Civic Culture and Liberal Order

A French-born observer examines two new books on immigration and the challenges of American civic nationalism.

The Strange Journey of a Bad Idea

The Nazi jurist Carl Schmitt authored a political philosophy that retains appeal in some surprising places.

Tinseltown's Tin Ear

Hollywood is having box office troubles; a review of some recent and prospective films shows why.

Family Guys

Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism has turned one hundred years old. An eminent economic historian provides a slice-of-life illustration of Weber's wisdom.

The Gloryland Chorus

Robert Wuthnow worries that America's traditional "live and let live" approach to religious diversity isn't good enough. He seeks a more engaged pluralism, but his own analysis suggests he's not likely to get it.

Reading 9/11

A guide to the hundreds of books that have been written in the past four years about Islamist terrorism and the 9/11 attacks.

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Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.

RIP

We are greatly saddened here at The American Interest to hear about the death of our friend, colleague, and mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

China's Big Money Diplomacy

China wants to help Egypt construct a new capital—but can they follow through?

social norms

The President’s assault on P.C. was at least partly successful. That is both good and bad.

Alliances and Allies

It’s time our allies, and our foreign policy establishment, engage with our President’s worldview on its own terms.

Minya Attack

28 Copts killed in point-blank attack on pilgrims.

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