Awash in Wilsonian hubris, the State Department’s meandering and militaristic QDDR will ensure Foggy Bottom remains second-rate—both inside the Beltway and overseas.
The Obama administration has finally decided to do something about climate change. Yet the assumptions of environmental policy are informed by a flawed morality that has all the religious hallmarks of sin and guilt.
It's a mistake, argues Fareed Zakaria, to conflate constitutional liberalism with democracy. It's a mistake, says Thomas Carothers, to exaggerate the extent to which that mistake actually characterizes U.S. policy.