Winter 1996-1997


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Reviews and Essays

The Third Side of the Triangle: The China-Japan Dimension

Of all the relationships in the world that do not directly involve the United States as one of the parties, the one between China and Japan is likely to have the greatest effect upon us in the first half of the twenty-first century.

Charles Horner

Right the First Time

Michael Mandelbaum, The Dawn of Peace in Europe (New York: Twentieth Century Fund Press, 1996)"We must fulfill the promise of our time: an undivided Europe of free nations.

Africa's Murderous Professors

In his much-praised History of the Jews, Paul Johnson reminds us that through the ages European "anti-Semitism was fueled not just by vulgar rumor but by the deliberate propaganda of intellectuals."

Michael Chege

Secularism in Retreat

The world today, with some exceptions, is as furiously religious as it ever was, and in some places more so than ever.

Peter L. Berger

Volkogonov's Journey

The "park of fallen heroes" is the ironical name Muscovites have given to the patch of waste land across Krymsky Val from Gorky Park, where the statues of Soviet leaders are dumped.

Neil McInnes

Dayton, Bosnia, and the Limits of Law

The Dayton Accord presumes that the UNSC has the legal authority to act in cases of internal conflict and that the international legal order of separate states allows a community of nations to enforce international law.

Alfred P. Rubin

NATO Enlargement: What's the Rush?

Temporizing is not always a good idea, but neither is impetuousness, and it is nothing other than impetuous to end the NATO enlargement debate prematurely, to decide such an important issue before its time.

Adam Garfinkle