Economics

The Op-Ed History of America

Many American policymakers and scholars believe they have learned the lessons of nineteenth and twentieth-century history for U.S. foreign policy. Three such "lessons" dominate discussion: the Lesson of American Development; the Lesson of the Pax

Michael Lind

The Visible Hand

Today, as in the past, no statesman can afford to wait for the "invisible hand" of the free market to do his job for him.

William Hawkins

Yeltsin: Shadow of a Doubt

Yeltsin had no better friend than the United States. Our support for him, even when he acted illegally, was timely and emphatic. Did it really make sense, however, for us to identify so closely with the fate of one man?

David Satter

Unclear and Present Danger

The simple geo-economic idea of the relentlessly adversarial state is a threadbare concept, badly in need of overhauling. And Mr. Luttwak's book is not the first step in that process

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