George W. was no puppet of his Vice President—and for better or worse, we're still living in the world he built.
An unpersuasive argument that America's civilian-military gap is widening—and sucking us into war.
From Princeton to the presidency, he never doubted that he was right. He should have—and so should his biographers.
FDR masterfully maneuvered the United States into the Second World War without appearing to do so. His corps of envoys and advisers did little to shape the agenda of a strategic and political mastermind.
The Treasury Department has run up an impressive list of tactical victories against rogue regimes, terrorists and criminals. But what is the strategy?
Many Western observers think China is due to liberalize as it rises. Yet Chinese reformers have long favored Western ideas merely as a means to a different end: wealth and power.
The British generals who lost the American Revolution were hardly incompetent fools.
The current economic climate makes a needed shift to renewable energy tough.
Faith in progress and the perfectibility of human nature are at the center of Western thought. What if this faith is misplaced?
The maritime services are under growing strain. But is there really no alternative to U.S. sea hegemony in the same form we have seen it in since 1945?
Is North Korea an irrational state or a survivor against all odds?
Central bankers have amassed unprecedented power, and yet lack serious political counterweights.
The general was an innovative thinker in the midst of major changes in the Army.
Despite poor reviews from most historians, Silent Cal presided over a robust economy, surpluses, serious reductions in the national debt and generally very good times.
Yes, the Soviets really were that bad.
Ted Galen Carpenter
Robert W. Merry
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