Winter 1996-1997

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."


China: What Engagement Should Mean

The challenge of an ascendant China now requires a consistent, steady, long-term view.

Corridors of Silence

Today, Washington views Italy in a different light than it used to.

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.

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.

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.

The New Mandarins

The New MandarinsRobert M.

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.

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.

Books & Reviews

A Machiavelli for Our Times

Samuel Huntington's Clash of Civilizations might not only be about the future. It actually might help shape it.

From Ataturk to Erbakan

Jeremy Seal, A Fez of the Heart (New York: Harcourt Brace & Co.

Presented at Court

This book is a record of disappointment in love.

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.

The Company Man

Richard Bissell, Jr.

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