Adam Garfinkle
The Middle East & Beyond
Civil War Monuments
Take Them All Away

We need to mitigate the looming repolarization of race and racial politics in America after more than half a century of incomplete but hardly trivial progress. This may require some deliberate loss of memory.

Terror in Charlottesville
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In the Shadow of Weimar

Understanding America’s emerging domestic terrorism problem.

Sticks and Stones
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The Right Nightmare

The war of words between Trump and Kim Jong-un isn’t the nightmare that should keep you up at night.

The Middle East
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With Friends Like These

The Qatar imbroglio and the second coming of the friendly tyrants dilemma.

We’re Not Going to Take It
An Open Letter to Chuck Grassley

Please, Senator Grassley, do something about the unconstitutional abomination known as civil asset forfeiture.

1929-2017
Peter Berger, RIP

Remembering the man: scholar, husband, parent, colleague, and friend.

Mean World
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Alexandria and the Rise of Political Violence

What’s really behind the rising tide of political violence in America?

A Lot of Hot Air
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Leaving Paris in the Springtime

Trump’s Paris agreement pullout isn’t the calamity the global warming chorus has made it out to be, but it does point to a big missed opportunity for the United States.

The Middle East
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The Six Day and Fifty Years War

The war itself was quick and militarily decisive, but the political aftermath has been anything but.

An Ornery American
Freeing My Inner Curmudgeon

Because it’s just not worth holding it back anymore.

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Daily Feed
Hugging the News Cycle
campus culture wars

An NYT op-ed proposes that rioters ought to be granted control over what events may and may not be held on college campuses.

Oh Snap

Is Shinzo Abe repeating the mistakes of Theresa May?

Setting Sun

President Trump now has the option to levy import tariffs on solar panels that caused “serious injury” to U.S. producers.

the new culture wars

The policy that set in motion a fierce culture war over young people, sex, and the meaning of consent is no more.

Rogue Nations

Trump’s simultaneous confrontation of Pyongyang and Tehran could have unintended consequences.

Pricing Carbon

Interest in cap and trade has waxed—not waned—after Trump’s decision to pull out of Paris.

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