Winter 1993-1994


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Reviews and Essays

The Pacifist and the General

It was an unlikely alliance, and they were an odd couple: she the Friedensengel, the Angel of Peace, with an elderly, taciturn aide-de-camp at her side.

Melvin J. Lasky

The Morning After

Here are four Quarantottesco books, all Liberty on the Barricades, beards striking poses, étude revolutionnaire throbbing away.

An Idea of Britain

From this memoir we learn just how confident Margaret Thatcher is in her understanding of Britain's problems and her ability to find solutions. She knows her strengths.

Beyond Left and Right

Classifications such as interventionist and isolationist, hawk and dove, realist and idealist, and multilateralist and unilateralist do not make much sense in the absence of the Cold War's defining conditions.

Alan Tonelson

Realism and Its Rivals

To see realist strategies adopted even as they are denounced would be, in our view, no small success.

Owen HarriesMichael Lind

Turkish Journey

For seventy years, Turkey has been looking to the West, but things are changing.

Herb Greer

America, Know Thyself

For a policy to carry conviction, reality must precede allegory. The worry about the Clinton administration is that they do not know which is which.

Jonathan Clarke

The Visible Hand

Today, as in the past, no statesman can afford to wait for the "invisible hand" of the free market to do his job for him.

William Hawkins

Unclear and Present Danger

The simple geo-economic idea of the relentlessly adversarial state is a threadbare concept, badly in need of overhauling. And Mr. Luttwak's book is not the first step in that process

Yeltsin: Shadow of a Doubt

Yeltsin had no better friend than the United States. Our support for him, even when he acted illegally, was timely and emphatic. Did it really make sense, however, for us to identify so closely with the fate of one man?

David Satter