Viewpoints
Economic Distancing
The Wuhan Virus and the Imperative of Hard Decoupling

It won’t be easy or painless, but the role China has played in exacerbating the fallout from the coronavirus crisis ought to force Americans to fundamentally reconsider the relationship.

Disease Control
On Coronavirus, Beware the Totalitarian Temptation

The coronavirus pandemic has revived an old nostrum: Totalitarians perform better in devastating times than democracies. Not so—the cure is worse than the catastrophe.

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In Defense of Ageism
Why We Need a Constitutional Age Limit for President

Electing septuagenarians, with all the demands and pressures of the Presidency, is rolling the dice with a constitutional crisis.

A Letter To Our Readers
The American Interest During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Two decades ago, 9/11 was a moment that put our nation to the test. Today, it’s the coronavirus. We all have to step up.

Coronavirus in Perspective
Here Comes Trouble

To see trouble coming from a greater distance, you need to step back and get perspective from history.

Politics 2020
Europe’s Dying Center-Right

The space between the cosmopolitan and progressive politics of the left and the vulgar nationalism of the populist right is shrinking. My own recent experience running for office attests to it.

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The China Challenge
We Need Hard Decoupling

The coronavirus crisis is underscoring the need to re-examine old ideologies about globalization and modernization.

“A Scholar in His Study (Faust)” – Rembrandt van Rijn
Tyranny of the Majority
Political Correctness Threatens American Higher Education

And not just by squashing free inquiry. Campus tumult also threatens public funding.

“Nighthawks” by Edward Hopper
The Ties That Bind
Imagined Ideologies

Like all political identities, our current divisions are “imagined”—sentimental and tied to expressive symbolism. But that does not make them “imaginary,” or any less consequential.

Singapore the Improbable Part V
Challenges and Pitfalls of the Technocratic Art

Having succeeded beyond its expectations, Singapore doesn’t seem to know what to do next—except to keep on driving ahead, pedal to the metal.

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