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Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
Political Consequences of the Protestant Reformation, Part III

Modern liberalism’s origins trace not just to Protestant doctrine but also to pragmatic compromise between religious factions.

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China's Game of Thrones
The Coming Coup in China

Whether Xi Jinping is confronting corruption, engaging in just another CCP purge, or some of both, the PLA is stuck dangerously in the middle.

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Waltzing with (Leo) Strauss

A new book arguing for the ubiquity of esoteric writing in pre-modern times redeems Leo Strauss from his many detractors.

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Killer Coke

Coke is indeed ‘the real thing’ if reality is about shrewdly offloading risk and responsibiity in order to make loads of money.

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Fidel’s Secret

A history of confidential U.S.-Cuban talks is valuable, but gets the plot line backwards.

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Whose Republicans?

Of two new books on the GOP, one aims large but loses focus; the other homes in on just one man but reveals worlds.

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Homo Americanus
His Last Bow

Fouad Ajami was an enthusiastic immigrant and U.S. citizen, but he never lost his longing for progress in the lands he left behind.

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China's Game of Thrones
Strategic Implications of Chinese Energy Policy

As China’s far-flung energy acquisition strategy comes a cropper, the geopolitics of China’s ‘near abroad’ is getting dicey.

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China's Game of Thrones
A World Transforming

As China and the United States contemplate how to shape their mutual relations, each is bound to learn something discomfiting about itself.

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China's Game of Thrones
China in the Middle

China’s growth enables it to be truly, for the first time, a Eurasian power between East Asia and the West. A pan-peripheral grand strategy would suit it best.

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