Two primers on economics reveal a lingering philosophical divide in the intellectual imagination of our time.
Andrew Bacevich's American Empire is really two books in one: one quite good, the other quite inexplicable.
Two optimistic portrayals of the international future--by political scientists Joseph Nye and Michael Mandelbaum--go under a historian's scalpel.
Eliot Cohen's look at the greatest democratic statesman of recent centuries affirms Clemenceau's quip that war is too important to be left to the generals--even American generals.
A trio of books proposes intriguing reasons for economic growth--national pride, surplus labor and investment security--but none parses the novelty of the virtual state.
Robert Kaplan advocates a pagan ethos for American statesmen in the 21st century, but not all pagans think alike.
Can John Mearsheimer's analysis of "offensive realism" explain or guide U.S. foreign policy? Better, perhaps, than the author realizes.
Walter Russell Mead's new book deploys the ideas and heirs of Hamilton, Wilson, Jefferson and Jackson to illuminate the future of U.S. foreign policy.
Ukraine's political demagogues are squandering its benign strategic circumstances. They are doing neither well nor good for their unexpected country.
A sweeping institutional history of pst-war settlements leaves something to be desired, namely, more history.