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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.

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Greater Than Gatsby

We ought to be borne back ceaselessly into Fitzgerald’s genius—and not just to his reputed masterwork.

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Alfred Chandler’s Second Industrial Revolution

Alfred Chandler, Jr. revolutionized the history of business in general, and particularly the business of America’s Second Industrial Revolution.

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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.

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The Voegelin Enigma

Eric Voegelin smashed every category, scrambled every dichotomy, and spurned every orthodoxy he encountered to discover what ailed modern Western society.

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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.

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Greek to Me

Aristotle and Plato famously differed about plenty, but we might take to heart what they agreed on.

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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.

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Crude Economics

The decision to extend production cuts was as predictable as it was desperate.

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The Manchester leaks are the product of a dangerously arrogant and unaccountable intelligence community.

Better Late Than Never

More, please.

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The share of people who benefit from the stock market should be widening, not contracting.

Market Failure

The EU’s ailing Emissions Trading System is looking more useless than ever before.

Settled Science

Our worst-case climate scenarios are relying on outdated, incorrect coal data.

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