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Woodrow Wilson's War

George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq was more consistent with the American tradition than many of his critics claimed, and some of his erstwhile supporters wished. The Wilsonians try to distance themselves from Bush, but they wind  up demonstr

A Ticking Bomber

There is no simple answer to the causes of terrorism. But three books offer insight into the complexities of man and his motivation to kill. These explanations come not from academic tomes, nor expositions by the burgeoning cottage industry of ter

Killing to Make a Killing

Suicide terrorism may be more rational than meets the eye.

How to Fight Terrorism

Radical Islam is its own worst enemy. It will marginalize itself unless the United States overreacts.

Prudence and the Prince

Carnes Lord Takes the gloves back off Machiavelli and gives us something we can use.

Recovering Our Nerve

"Getting the wind up", is an old British expression for panicking.

A People of Extraordinary Contradictions

A history of the Hungarians, by a Hungarian, for everyone.

The Beginning of Economic Wisdom

Two primers on economics reveal a lingering philosophical divide in the intellectual imagination of our time.

Burying Nikita

William Taubman's biography of Chairman Khrushchev combines original research and good sense to produce the best last word so far on the late Soviet leader.

'Oh James': 007 as International Man of History

How a fictional secret agent came to epitomize the Anglo-American relationship and interpret the evolving Cold War for the movie-going masses.

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April 19, 2014