British people Books & Reviews

Revolutionary DeLay

Tom DeLay may not see any problems with the phrase, "one vote, one person, one time", but the rest of America might.

Greek Tragedy

George Tenet’s memoir is basically about two stories: the fight against Al-Qaeda both before and after 9/11 and the Iraq War. And on these matters, his story—if not always his performance—is basically on target.

Doctrinal Faith

Unflinching loyalty to the Bush Doctrine leads Robert Kaufman astray in his study of American foreign policy—and Truman, Reagan and Bush do not make a three-of-kind.

Field Marshal McNamara

Managing the Pentagon and managing wars are two different things, a lesson Robert McNamara learned the hard way.

Kennan, Character and Country

John Lukacs offers an intimate portrait of one of America's great strategists in George Kennan.

Losing Mythic Authority

As a result of America’s misadventures in Iraq and Afghanistan, we have lost the global clout we derived from our role in World War II—for good.

Return of the "Commie-Nazis"

Fascism did not die with Hitler and Mussolini in World War II. As recent events show, understanding what fascism means in the 21st century is a lesson worth learning. 

Eurabian Nights

Europe and its Muslims face three possible futures.

Utopia and its Discontents

Two works address selective amnesia about communist atrocities.

Big Ideas, Big Problems

Policy decisions suffer when the rational center remains silent and catchphrases take over the debate.

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April 20, 2014