Retroview Through the Mist
Lord Robert Vansittart took the measure of Germany in the 20th century before most of his peers. His writings may foreshadow the dangers of Russia in the 21st.
Retroview Greater Than Gatsby
We ought to be borne back ceaselessly into Fitzgerald’s genius—and not just to his reputed masterwork.
Retroview The Centralization Paradox
Martha Derthick understood that an over-centralized Federal system can coexist with a relatively weak Executive, concocting a formula for American political dysfunction.
Retroview The Voegelin Enigma
Eric Voegelin smashed every category, scrambled every dichotomy, and spurned every orthodoxy he encountered to discover what ailed modern Western society.
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.
Retroview Greek to Me
Aristotle and Plato famously differed about plenty, but we might take to heart what they agreed on.
Retroview A Man After Sixty Seasons
The life of Thomas More, as cast in literary amber in both Britain and America, has remarkable appeal to diverse audiences with incommensurate passions.