Viewpoints
The Roads (Not) Taken
Is There a Recipe for Democratic Success?

The mixed successes of transitions from communism in Central and Eastern Europe suggest that countries that cleanly broke with the past enjoyed greater success with reforms.

The Global Tech Wars
Huawei Is Just The First Battle

A global Manhattan Project to create an ethical future is certainly a tall order, but the status quo is not an option.

Portraits of Leadership
Why America Liked Ike

The contrast between President Eisenhower and the current occupant of the White House is stark. But in truth, few political figures since the beginning of the 1960s have conducted themselves in the dignified way Ike did.

2020
The Decline of the West—New and Improved

If you liked the 1930s, you will love the 2020s. Again, it is crisis-overload: COVID, economic catastrophe, the assault on free trade, and the rise of illiberalism on the left and on the right. With the United States abdicating, who will answer the 911 calls?

TAI Conversations
Bernard-Henri Lévy & Francis Fukuyama

Bernard-Henri Lévy, author of The Virus in the Age of Madness, joins Francis Fukuyama for a wide-ranging conversation on the global response to the pandemic, the challenges facing Western democracies, and what comes next.

Liberal Hubris
Three Decades of Delusion

Our elites learned all the wrong lessons from the end of the Cold War.

Presidential Office of Ukraine
Living History
The Next High Crime

Trump was always going to commit another impeachable offense. Trump is always going to commit another impeachable offense.

Correcting the Record
Remembering Mr. Jones

In the 1930s, a brave journalist told the truth about Stalin and was killed because of it. Now, his story is finally being told.

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On Liberty
Free Speech Under Siege

For Mill, liberty was only valuable insofar as it contributed to a higher good. Today’s woke activists agree.

Dystopia vs. Dystopia
The Sino-American Rivalry in Cultural Context

An Orwellian China is sidling up to a Huxleyan America in what could become a catastrophic encounter between two different forms of insanity.

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