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Reinhold Niebuhr

Spengler's Ominous Prophecy

An interbellum German intellectual's work is a powerful warning to Americans about the perils of our interventionist foreign-policy trajectory.

The Ethics of Realism

Hans Morgenthau and Reinhold Niebuhr--the fathers of American realism--understood that good intentions do not excuse failure.

De Gaulle and the Death of Europe

The French understanding of the "national interest," epitomized by De Gaulle's thinking, reminds realists of the necessity of reflection on national identity.

America, Know Thyself

For a policy to carry conviction, reality must precede allegory. The worry about the Clinton administration is that they do not know which is which.

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April 20, 2014