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South of the Border
The Courage Crisis

The children’s refugee “crisis” on the U.S.-Mexico border is but a symptom of the real crisis: denial and cowardice among U.S. politicians of both parties.

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Tim Bower
Political Development
Good Government, Bad Government

Fortuitous historical sequencing in political development is one of the keys to good government.

To Your Health
Nudging the FDA

There’s a better way between the contending libertarian and paternalist approaches to regulating drugs.

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Crazy in Velvet

Ivan Klíma’s political autobiography illuminates the surreality of Czechoslovak communism even as it fails to answer “the question”: Why the Jews?

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Moving Right Along

The massive and still accelerating cross-border movement of people across the globe might be the most portentous development of our times.

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Mussolini’s Jewess

Margherita Grassini Sarfatti claimed she was to blame for fascism. It’s not so; not that she didn’t try.

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South of the Border
The Battle for the Big Easy

The Battle of New Orleans, a big battle in a little war fought 200 years ago, shaped U.S. history more than most Americans realize.

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To Your Health
What Americans Won’t Learn About Health Care

We could learn a lot from the rest of the world when it comes to health care, if only we would let go of a few persistent myths.

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Retroview
Two Princes

Unlike Machiavelli’s The Prince, Antoine Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince isn’t usually on reading lists for policymakers and international relations scholars. But it should be.

Homo Americanus
Guitar Hero

John Woodland nearly lost his mind and marriage tracking down the origins of the Martin D-45 Dreadnought, that most iconic of American guitars.

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