Summer 1999


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Reviews and Essays

Policing Utopia

Military force has become the hallmark of U.S. foreign policy, ironically in the name of enforcing a global utopia.

Andrew J. Bacevich

China's Hollow Military

How good is China's military, and how much should the United States care?

Bates GillMichael O'Hanlon

To Sing a Different Song

As the easternmost members of "the West", the Baltic states consider their options for the future.

James Kurth

Fixing the IMF

A proposal to reinvent a troubled but vital institution.

Charles W. CalomirisAllan Meltzer

Undemocratic Capitalism

Will  the market democratize China? The logic of economic determinism may not be so inexorable after all.

David Zweig

Responses to Fukuyama

Harvey Mansfield, E.O. Wilson, Gertrude Himmelfarb, Robin Fox, Robert J. Samuelson and Joseph S. Nye

Harvey C. MansfieldE.O. WilsonGertrude HimmelfarbRobin FoxRobert J. SamuelsonJoseph S. Nye

Ceausescu's Legacy

The Balkan problem the West forgot: Ceausescu's shadow and the dilemma of modern Romania.

Tom Gallagher

Second Thoughts

Can History be ending if Science is not? An essay on the tenth anniversary of the publication of "The End of History?"

Francis Fukuyama

Policing Utopia

Military force has become the hallmark of U.S. foreign policy, ironically in the name of enforcing a global utopia.

Andrew J. Bacevich

Rethinking Europe

Bring Russia into NATO; leave the rest to the Europeans.

Charles A. Kupchan

Jimmy Polk's War

A review of the Mexican War in which Manifest Destiny is reclaimed from the revisionists.

Patrick J. Buchanan

What Price Human Rights?

An exchange on how the sensitive and contentious issue of human rights should be integrated into our foreign policy.

William F. SchulzJohn R. Bolton