Fall 1993


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Reviews and Essays

America and Bosnia

 The American government badly needs to break the mold it has set for  
itself and pledge its power to a definitive settlement.

Robert W. TuckerDavid C. Hendrickson

Bottom Line vs. Front Line

The Clinton administration is withdrawing money from the nation's defense accounts with no firmer justification than its hope for ten or twenty years of world peace, or at least its expectation that the foreseeable future holds no serious challeng

Seth Cropsey

The Great Transformation

Four years have now passed since the implosion of the communist state in Poland set in train a process that led to the collapse of the other Central European communist states.

Zbigniew Brzezinski

The Constraints of Russian Culture

Democratic impulses, not nearly so rare in the Russian past as we imagine, have been distinctly hostile to competition and enterprise.

Hugh Ragsdale

Poets on Power (and its loss)

Turning the pages of a collected Auden, one's eye repeatedly catches something that seems strikingly appropriate to the state of Europe today.

Owen Harries

International Crime and Punishment

The idea of an international criminal court is supported by many people and now has moved from the lobbying of lawyers and moralists to an area of practical action.

Alfred P. Rubin

Reagan's Pragmatist

Despite the questioning of specific actions and policies, it remains indisputable that a combination of the times and Shultz's own strength of character made him one of our most successful secretaries of state.

A Mandate for Israel

The ultimate success of the current Arab-Israeli negotiations will hinge on how they deal with the legal and moral essence of the conflict: the longstanding Arab legal and moral arguments used to oppose Zionism and Israel.

Douglas Feith