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Spies and Lies
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Have You Gotten Over Your Father Yet?

A new biography of John le Carré could have told us so much more than it does.

2016 And Beyond
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Condemned to Populism

The erasure of historical memory has a high price.

History Misused
The Malthusian Holocaust

Timothy Snyder’s Black Earth fails to convince in its reinterpretation of the Holocaust, and its forecast of the next one.

To Havel and Havel Not
Václav, We Never Knew Ye

Whether they like it or not, the Czechs are the nation of Havel. What they need to work out, with the help of biographies like Michael Žantovský’s, is what that means.

Understanding Our Adversaries
Why We Need Totalitarianism

Why we need a more refined concept of it, that is.

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?

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The New Energy Force Field

U.S. advantages in the new era of unconventional energy are many.

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lower education

American high schools are giving out higher and higher grades even as real academic ability stagnates.

Netanyahu in Europe

Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic agree that the EU should stand closer with Israel.

*cough* climate leadership *cough*

Greens might want to hold off on anointing Beijing as the next global green leader.

"I am your boss"

His critics are accusing him of Erdoganism Lite. Are they right?

Angela and Recep

A spat over detained human rights activists points to deeper festering problems.

Conceding Syria

There are good reasons to re-think U.S. commitments in Syria. But ending support to the rebels will pose real costs for no clear benefit.

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