Eliot A. Cohen
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The President's Speech
History Doesn’t Take Sides

Khrushchev thought the Soviet Union was on the “right side of history,” too.

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New World Disorder
The Middle East as It Will Be

We are in the early or, at best, early-middle stages of a vicious cycle of violence.

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after paris
It’s Still World War IV

And Islamic State fighters are still not Lord Voldemort’s Death Eaters. It’s time for the West to face some unpleasant truths.

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Self-Reliance
Microaggression, Meet Ralph Waldo Emerson

As the Yale protesters don’t know, but the Sage of Concord did: there is weakness in numbers, and strength in standing for one’s principles all alone.

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Shakespeare and Politics
A Sea of Glory

What Shakespeare’s Cardinal Wolsey has to teach us about the perils of swimming in the Potomac.

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After American Supremacy
Defense in a Disordered World

We must rethink what kind of armed forces we need. The sources of our military strength are not merely material.

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Obama's Foreign Policy
Inadvisable

What is the point of making strategic recommendations to someone who has not the slightest interest in hearing them?

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An Introduction
What Would Winston Say?

On the advent of a new column here at The American Interest—an homage to Churchill and a reflection on his strengths, not the least of which was whimsy.

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