Government Books & Reviews

Vietnam Made Him; Review of Colin Powell's My American Journey

As members of the Washington elite go, Colin Powell is an exceptionally attractive person.

The Limits of Trust

Although the syllogism conveys the essence of Fukuyama's argument, it does so at the cost of neglecting the book's broad sweep, sharp insights, and wide-ranging scholarship.

The Future of Equality

Thomas Sowell's Race and Culture provides ample documentation as to the importance of culture as a component of human capital, one that is critical in determining individual and national performance. In his usual feisty way, Sowell is eager to deb

Russia's Extreme Right; Review of Walter Laqueur, Black Hundred: The Rise of the Extreme Right in Russia (New York: HarperCollins, 1993)

Russian nationalism is the most important but least understood force to have emerged from the shadows following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Gauche and Sinister; Review of Olivier Bernier, Firework at Dusk: Paris in the Thirties...

This consciousness of cultural mission affected French writers, giving them a comforting idea of their own importance. For their message was not restricted to purely aesthetic impressions.

Wrong on Japan

Japan is the most consistently misinterpreted major country in the world.

A Morality Tale

John Clark and Aaron Wildavsky, The Moral Collapse of Communism: Poland as a Cautionary Tale (San Francisco: Institute for Contemporary Studies Press, 1990).

Follow The National Interest

April 19, 2014