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Spengler's Ominous Prophecy

An interbellum German intellectual's work is a powerful warning to Americans about the perils of our interventionist foreign-policy trajectory.

Castro and the Caudillo

Francoism in Spain did not survive its namesake. Cuba’s brand of communism is likely to suffer a similar fate.

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.

Did Western Civilization Survive the 20th Century?

Taking the long view, and finding reassurance, at the end of the millenium.

Totalitarianism: Have We Seen the Last of It?

Was totalitarianism an aberration of mid-century now safely behind us, or has it merely changed its stripes?

Power Failure: American Policy in the Caspian

Whereas in Central Europe Washington barely acknowledges Russian sensibilities, in Central Asia and the Caucasus it indulges them to excess.

Commentary

Isolating Iran

America needs all the help it can get on Iran—which means making up with Brazil and Turkey.

Books & Reviews

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. 

Strategic Horizons

Despite predictions to the contrary, America's superpower status remains uncontested.

Facing Down Iran

Everyone agrees that Iran is a threat. What makes Ilan Berman stand out?

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April 24, 2014