Viewpoints
Of Equality and Quality
The Corrosive Decline of Our Elites

From China, to COVID, and to the protests currently roiling our nation, our elites have shown themselves to be both feckless and disconnected with bedrock American values. The blame ultimately lies with our schools.

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Trump's Flailing Foreign Policy
The Rumpelstiltskin Syndrome

As the world teeters, Trump affronts allies when he needs them most and pampers foes who welcome America’s absence.

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Don't Reward Aggression
No Time to Go Soft on Putin

Amid pandemic and unrest, the President wants to reward Vladimir Putin with G-7 membership and a visit to Washington. We should be advancing his expiration date.

2020
America’s Unrest

A note from the editors.

Broken Promises
The End of Hong Kong As We Knew It

“One country, two systems” was always unstable. Now it is beginning to disintegrate.

After Autonomy
Thinking Clearly on Hong Kong

Beijing believes it has accurately priced in whatever policies the United States may enact in reaction to its recent moves. It’s time to plan our next moves with in what is likely to be a long struggle for freedom throughout China.

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Certain Truths in Uncertain Times
To Beat COVID-19, Science Needs the Humanities

Right now, the scientists and public health authorities are running the show, as they should. Yet the humanities can reveal to them some traps they might do well to avoid.

Singapore the Improbable VII
Stereotypes In Stereo

Business, money, food, and anxiety: all areas where there is similarity, if not identity, between diasporic Jews and Chinese.

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Religion and Politics
The Dalai Lama as Spiritual Leader

Alexander Norman’s new biography lifts the veil on the Dalai Lama’s spiritual role, showing how it has informed both his political efforts and the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to exploit controversies within Tibetan Bhuddism.

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The Death of Expertise
The Pandemic Politicized

There isn’t a liberal or conservative way to fight a pandemic. Why do we act as if it’s otherwise?

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