The theory that rapid economic growth is politically stabilizing seems too stupid to kill–but Mancur Olson tried.
God and Country
The Founders were neither orthodox Christians nor secularists. They were, however, wise.
Something New Under the Sun
Shlomo Ben-Ami has done something remarkable, says a veteran U.S. Middle East Diplomat: He’s said something new.
The re-publication of Leszek Kolakowski’s magisterial Main Currents of Marxism is cause for celebration. The migration of the utopian illusion he understood so well is not.
What is a War Crime?
What do recent trials of Slobedan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein have to do with venerable postwar legacy of Nuremberg? Not enough.
Cultural critic Phillip Rieff has been a man of few but powerful words. Now, at age 84, he has published the first volume of a new trilogy.
Tales of the Raj
The Ruling Caste is the best book on the British civilians who ruled India in 50 years. Americans might learn something from it.
Michael Mandelbaum’s The Case for Goliath likens America’s global role to that of a government. A distinguished French observer, astonishingly agrees.
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