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Reviews and Essays
The Downside of the Cutting Edge
The American military loves organizational tradition at the same time that it hungers for technological progress.
Let Iraq Collapse
February 28, 1996 marked the fifth anniversary of the U.
The Short March: China's Road to Democracy
When will China become a democracy? The answer is around the year 2015.
Morality and High Technology
Ours is an age in which any untoward development becomes a crisis, the slightest departure from the ordinary is immediately tagged as historic, and the mere glimmer of novelty is heralded as revolutionary.
One Country, Two Capitals, Review of Solomon Volkov's St. Petersburg: A Cultural History
TThis century has seen power swing with unambiguous force from St. Petersburg to Moscow.
Seeing Red, Review of John E. Haynes' Red Scare or Red Menace? American Communism and Anticommunism in the Cold War Era
A Thin Line
Benyamin Netanyahu's election as Israel's prime minister on May 29 was greeted by a great international gnashing of teeth.
Through the Garbage Can, Darkly, Review of David Williams's Japan and the Enemies of Open Political Science
A foreign economic policy that emphasizes regionalism and stresses Latin America will have at least three negative consequences.
Geotherapy: Russia's Neuroses, and Ours
An ambition, inordinate and immense, one of those ambitions whichcould only possibly spring in the bosoms of the oppressed, and couldonly find nourishment in the miseries of a whole nation, ferments inthe heart of the Russian people.