If you want democracy for a week, invade. If you want it for a decade, occupy. If you want it for a lifetime, take up gardening.
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Japan would prefer to be an ecnomic giant and a political pygmy. Neither circumstances nor its neighbors will allow it that luxury.
Europe's high taxers want to prevent their citizens from voting with their portfolios.
What Europeans condemn as unilateralism is in fact traditional postwar internationalism. As Lockeans, Americans prefer it to transnationalism because it's democratic.
Arafat's Palestinian nationalism denied the legitimacy of any Israeli state. His successors must shed this straightjacket if they want a state of their own.
Covenants without the sword are but words. You can do anything with bayonets but sit upon them. And both truths must be heeded.
President Bush's reputation as a radical is exaggerated. He is following in the footsteps of bold predecessors. So why is he making such a mess of it?
Governments get the bureaucracies the deserve.
Congress has made a start. But the priority of the new Director of National Intelligence must be better HUMINT.
The International Committee of the Red Cross strains at the gnat of American unilateralism and swallows the camel of terrorist atrocities. Stop applauding.
Compassion and national security often conflict. President Bush's immigration policy, by seeking both, delivers neither.
Europe's favorite philosopher, Jürgen Habermas has invented a new Weltpolitik: If we talk long enough, we'll all agree.
Liberty and security are hard to combine. Georgians risk losing both.
Reagan knew the difference between a conservative foreign policy and Wilsonian interventionism. Do his soi-disant heirs know it too?
America has long been the world's number one economy. It won't be soon.
It was a human tragedy, but not an economic disaster.
Charles Krauthammer, Mark Brzezinski, Pater Lavelle, Jay Loo, Moshe Zvi Marvit and Fred Siegel.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s recent meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert failed to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. It should be unsurprising.