A Lesson in Leadership The Bibi Paradox
Israel’s Prime Minister is a wildly successful statesman who is nonetheless widely disliked. What accounts for this?
A Literary Lament The End of an Era
This May marked the loss of four masterful men of letters—men with no obvious successors, whose careers would be all but impossible today.
Migration and Its Discontents The Impacts of Immigration: Europe vs. America
The consequences of immigration will be harsher, and the problems to which it gives rise less manageable, in the European Union than in the United States.
Checkbook Diplomacy How the West Was Saved
The Marshall Plan has a good claim to being the most successful diplomatic initiative that the United States has ever undertaken—and Benn Steil’s new book only strengthens the case.
Economics 101 Rebooting the Dismal Science
Candor, humility, and a greater openness to a variety of approaches—three ways to make economics great again as a serious field of study.
Grand Strategy America’s Global Role in Question
Thomas Wright’s book from last year correctly diagnosed our foreign policy predicament. The extent to which his prescriptions are unworkable in the Age of Trump tells us even more.
New History What Was the Cold War?
Odd Arne Westad’s near-definitive account of the Cold War gets the big things right.
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