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.
Netanyahu may insist his state is "not neo-colonial," but Vladimir Jabotinsky, his ideological ancestor, saw things differently.
China's Nobel-winning writer has been heavily criticized for being too close to the regime. Yet a close reading of his work shows he's far more complicated than his critics think.
One of America's top magazines often appeared smug as it covered 2012 elections.
Huge technological leaps are coming, and they're already creating a new realm of interstate competition.
Rising social costs, shrinking labor pools, nonperforming loans, a distorted economy and more—an in-depth look at the huge challenge facing Beijing.
Chinese leaders have reverted to a pre-Communist ideology of national rejuvenation. This could complicate foreign affairs.
Russia's legal reforms centralized power and allowed the creation of informal rules that ensure elite loyalty.
An interbellum German intellectual's work is a powerful warning to Americans about the perils of our interventionist foreign-policy trajectory.
Dynastic survival. Diplomatic alliances. Religious supremacy. Ahh, the good old days of monarchical marriage. From the drunken George to the uppity Victoria, what was once the realm of high politics is now the domain of celebrity culture.