Fall 2002

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Reviews and Essays

Waltzing to Armageddon?

A new edition of a well-known book on nuclear proliferation retains its rationalist fallacies.

Marc Trachtenberg

Judging Nazism and Communism

Judging between the totalitarian evils of the 20th century need not wait for a more balanced historiography; alas, the long farewell is not quite over.

Martin Malia

Fate and Freedom in History

The historical revisionists of the Sixties have been the last to adapt to the end of the Cold War: case in point, Eric Foner.

John Patrick Diggins

Our Other Korea Problem

The real threat to America's position in Korea doesn't emanate only from Pyongyang: How the "sunshine policy" could foreshadow the sunset of the U.S.-South Korean alliance.

Nicholas Eberstadt

Fighting Men

Eliot Cohen's look at the greatest democratic statesman of recent centuries affirms Clemenceau's quip that war is too important to be left to the generals--even American generals.

The New Containment

Forging a U.S.-Russian alliance to prevent nuclear terrorism should be America's top priority in the post-September 11 world; here is a blueprint for one.

Graham AllisonAndrei Kokoshin