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Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Unintelligent Design

In the wake of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, Americans cried out for catharsis. The 9/11 Commission delivered. What we are left with is an ill-conceived bureacracy in the guise of reform.

Tyranny for the Commons Man

Six billion people are now sharing one planet, one water supply and limited energy resources with a grab-first-ask-questions-later mentality. But there is hope. New insights into human psychology can help manage everything from environmental negot

For God, King and Country

Over the centuries, the causes and justifications for war have evolved. But we remain caught in a Westphalian mindset, even though the nature of today’s substate threats demands an altogether-different mentality and a new breed of soldier—or at le

UN, Rediscovered

The UN is flawed, but the United States can learn to use it better—as long as we hold reasonable expectations.

From Awakening to War

Without quick mediation, the politicization of religion could lead to conflict.

Religion and the West

American religiosity and European secularity spring from the same source.


Blame Game at the CIA

The finger-pointing should extend far beyond those mentioned in the recently released inspector general's report on the CIA's pre-9/11 intelligence failures.

McCain's Fantasy League

If democracies share values and strategic interests, why, up to this point, have they been unable to work more closely together?

Reality is Contextual: Politics and Economics in the Newly Independent States of the Former Soviet Union

New books by Nikolas Gvosdev and Irakly Areshidze both view the same phenomenon-the development of two Newly Independent States (NIS) of the Former Soviet Union


Are the WikiLeaks Actually An American Plot?

The Wikileaks documents make the Obama administration look good. Perhaps the president is craftier than anybody imagined.

Get the Facts, Then Make Up Your Mind

Can anyone name a pundit that's been more consistently wrong when it comes to terrorism than the ubiquitous Fareed Zakaria?

Obama's Environmental Hypocrisy

Perhaps it would be better for the environment if Obama stopped burning fuel and causing traffic jams in order to stump for it.

Books & Reviews

Revolutionaries Inside the Capitol

America's founding is a gripping tale of rivalry, treachery and ultimately triumph. The divisive politics of today are nothing compared to those now celebrated on the cliffs of Mt. Rushmore.

Passions of Pope Victor

As Europe secularized and the global South becomes the new market for potential converts, Christianity is undergoing a painful evolution.

A Revisionist's Burden

Nowadays, history is regularly written by the victims, usually in service of a political agenda. Long-remembered slights poison political debate, often with violent consequences.

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April 17, 2014