The Middle East & Beyond
Mean World The Television Presidency: An Epilogue
Since I wrote “The Television Presidency,” I have been noticing more examples of several points made in the essay. This is normal—it’s just the well-known cognitive phenomenon of the evoked set at work. Nearly everyone experiences this from time to time. Learn a new word or become familiar with a new pop-culture datum, for example, […]
Field of Fright
It’s hard to think of a worse fit for the job of National Security Advisor than Michael Flynn—and that assessment has nothing to do with any of his alleged contacts with Russian officials.
The story of Hanukah—the “Sunday School” version, and what really happened.
The Anti-Cold War
For the first time in history, a U.S. foreign policy shorn of American idealism seems not only possible, but probable. How did this happen?