Jan-Feb 2011

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Reviews and Essays

What Rawls Hath Wrought

The human-rights movement is nothing more than an unattainable utopian dream used to justify moral ends through ruinous wars of intervention.

All Gandhi's Children

With the most diverse society in the world, India can serve as a model to the West in its struggles to reconcile liberal democracy with Islam.

Ramachandra Guha

The Importance of Being Winston

The British Bulldog's unique ability to win Stalin's respect and trust in August 1942 proved that great national leadership matters.

John Lukacs

Mr. Bernanke Goes to War

Finance ministers around the world are up in arms over the Fed's latest efforts to jump-start the anemic U.S. economy. The future of globalization hangs in the balance.

Barry Eichengreen

Zoroaster and the Ayatollahs

Iran's culture wars between its Persian imperial past and Arab Muslim influence have been raging since long before the 1979 revolution. 

Abbas Milani

Prayers of Our Fathers

Why American politicians eagerly adopt evangelical platforms, while British leaders avoid even mentioning God.

Patrick Allitt

Imperial by Design

Like his two most recent predecessors, President Obama is embarking on a disastrous foreign policy bent on global domination.

John J. Mearsheimer

Scholars of the World Unite!

Superficial analysis says America's universities are on a precipitous decline. The truth is that the U.S. academy has become a paragon of learning to which all the world aspires.