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A Solid Partner

Pakistan’s progress in combating terrorism will translate into major gains for the American effort in Afghanistan.

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Why Joe Biden is more a rogue cop than a bad cop and how well does this NYPD Blue routine work anyway?

The False Hegemon

Foreigners think our government controls every event in global politics. This could sabotage Obama’s attempts to “reset” our foreign policy.

Books & Reviews

Democracy & Its Discontents

The inevitability of republicanism as the answer to infinite governmental woes seemed clear. Yet the belief that the world abhors an ideological vacuum was mistaken.

An American Monarch

Obama’s attack on the Supreme Court is just the latest in a long history of presidential power grabs. Gordon Wood dissects John Yoo.

In the Shadow of War

Western society tends to see disaster all around, from climate change to terrorism. But we live in a time of unbridled prosperity. Our age has nowhere near as great a measure of crisis as the age of total war.

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April 17, 2014