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.
To Your Health Nudging the FDA
There’s a better way between the contending libertarian and paternalist approaches to regulating drugs.
Reviews 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?
Reviews 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.
Reviews Mussolini’s Jewess
Margherita Grassini Sarfatti claimed she was to blame for fascism. It’s not so; not that she didn’t try.
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.
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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