Cities and Their Consequences

The rise of cities shaped Western history. Now it may be reshaping the world.

Not with My Thucydides, You Don't

A sometimes realist takes issue with a sometimes idealist over a long-deceased Greek.

We Will Bury Them!

Most American towns put hideous power lines up in the air, where they are predictably battered by storms. Why?

Talking Dirty

How Culture Theory happened, and what it means.

Empires and Barbarians

Pre- and postmodern “barbarians” have much in common, with sobering implications for U.S. strategy and the War on Terror.

Exit Interview

The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations talks of political philosophy, foreign policy and bureaucratic craft.

Schlock and Awe

A short history of Suburbia, its discontents and its ironies.

Liberal Is as Liberal Does

Pace Allen Lynch, it’s both possible and wise for Western policy to challenge Putin’s anti-democratic ways.

Don't Feed the Bear

Nope, it’s neither possible nor wise.

The Myth of Russian Resurgence

Fear of revived Russian power is exaggerated.

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