An allegedly illiberal idea—and its liberal father.
Revolutions rarely produce stable democracies and human rights overnight—and it's foolish to expect otherwise.
The Blood Telegram gets America's reaction to the 1971 South Asia crisis wrong.
Nation-states, and conflicts centering on them, remain the defining features of our time.
He said that economic interdependence had made war obsolete. Four years later, World War One turned him into a laughingstock. Yet his later career saw him abandon many of his own illusions.
RFK's public-diplomacy trip turned the relationship around.
The German thinker's name has been attached to a wide range of modern ideas—poststructuralism, postmodernism, gender studies, etc.—yet he was more a man of his day than of ours.
U.S. policy makers have all too often clung to orthodoxies even as they fail. Yet a select few have managed to turn the ship of state around, to a better course.
Netanyahu may insist his state is "not neo-colonial," but Vladimir Jabotinsky, his ideological ancestor, saw things differently.
Nixon's handling of Vietnam and China could offer insights for Obama in Afghanistan.