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How to Reverse Failed Policy

U.S. policy makers have all too often clung to orthodoxies even as they fail. Yet a select few have managed to turn the ship of state around, to a better course.

We Bow to the God Bipartisanship

Bipartisanship: the Holy Grail of American politics. Long the go-to buzzword for presidents, elusive cross-aisle support at home has all too often been purchased at the price of good policy abroad.

A Realist Rally

As featured in the IHT: Realism can lead the way out of our foreign-policy shambles. But first the camp’s heavyweights need to bridge the partisan

The Politics of Quagmire

The Republicans’ loss is not necessarily the Democrats’ gain.

The Politics of Quagmire

The Republicans’ loss is not necessarily the Democrats’ gain.

Harbinger or Aberration?: A 9/11 Provocation

The attacks on Washington and New York were the first of their kind; they may also be the last. A case against rushing to conclusions.

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 16, 2014