Europe

Il Caso Silone

Leftist intellectual, communist apostate and fascist spy? Shoddy scholarship has obscured the legacy of Ignazio Silone, the political lightning rod of 20th-century Italian literati.

Michael P. McDonald

E Pluribus Confusio

The European Union is unable to achieve a true federal union, yet neither is it likely to fall apart. That leaves its internal incoherence as a long-term problem for the United States.

John Van Oudenaren

Britain and the Intellectuals

A sentiment seems to have prevailed among the scribbling classes that Britain is in a general state of decline--intellectually, socially, morally. It's just not so.

Ferdinand Mount

The Great War: Mystery or Error?

While interesting, recent attempts to make sense of World War I ultimately fail to account for the true cause of both the war and its protraction: German militarism.

Michael Howard

The Long Goodbye

Ten years after its death, communism's elegists--Eric Hobsbawn chief among them--have yet to give up the ghost.

Neil McInnes

A Choice of Europes

European security can best be bolstered through structures that embody both the West's ideals and geopolitical realities.

David Calleo

Blair's 'Ethical' Policy

Over four centuries, British foreign policy based on national interest has served the country well. Now its greatest threat may be the moral pretensions of Messrs. Blair and Cook.

Robin Harris

The Vanity of Reason

A look at reason's self-destructive side, and an example of the same thing.

Kenneth Minogue

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