Summer 2000

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Reviews and Essays

The World's Resentment

Identifying the source and assessing the consequences of the revival and diffusion of anti-Americanism in world politics.

Peter W. Rodman

The American Way of Victory

The twentieth century witnessed, and its course was largely defined by, a trilogy of American wartime victories. But in the aftermath of the first two, the peace was lost. After the Cold War, will it happen again?

James Kurth

Tainted Transactions: An Exchange

Jeffrey Sachs, Anders Aslund, Marek Dabrowski, Peter Reddaway, Igor Aristov, Wayne Merry, Michael Hudson, Daivd Ellerman, Steven Rosefielde, Janine Wedel

Jeffrey D. SachsAnders AslundMarek DabrowskiPeter ReddawayIgor AristovE. Wayne MerryMichael HudsonDavid EllermanSteven RosefieldeJanine R. Wedel

Putin's Precursors

In Russia, Modernization and Westernization are hardly one and the same thing. Persistent attempts to achieve the former while avoiding the latter have been a majpr source of Russian repression.

Laurent Murawiec

The Forgotten Player

For seven years, the Clinton administration has ignored or belittled the political importance of Japan. As nationalism reawakens in that country, this may prove to be a costly mistake.

Michael J. Green

Living With a New Europe

The challenge posed to the United States by the European Union is seriously exaggerated--and this is particularly true of the proposal for an all-European defense force. Daniel Vermet, Christoph Bertram and Timothy Garton Ash respond.

Zbigniew BrzezinskiDaniel VernetChristoph BertramTimothy Garton Ash

Germany's Illiberal Fictions

From Thomas Mann to Günter Grass, German novelists have for years provided the outside world with an insight into their country's political culture. It's not a pretty picture.

Jacob Heilbrunn

Nyerere: A Flawed Hero

To acknowledge that Nyerere was better than most African leaders of his generation amounts to only modest praise. His record was a decidedly mixed one.

R.W. Johnson

Culture Matters

As unacceptable as the notion is to many in a relativistic age, culture is a--if not the--determining factor in the economic progress of countries.

Lawrence E. Harrison

The Challenge to Certainty

In his essay in the Winter issue, Alan Charles Kors got things half right. What he missed, however, is critical to an understanding of our age.

Zach Shore