John B. Judis' new book on Israel is right, but for the wrong reasons.
The wisest of the wise men.
A new survey of Western thought begins in bombast and ends in triviality.
FDR masterfully maneuvered the United States into the Second World War without appearing to do so. His corps of envoys and advisers did little to shape the agenda of a strategic and political mastermind.
Many Western observers think China is due to liberalize as it rises. Yet Chinese reformers have long favored Western ideas merely as a means to a different end: wealth and power.
The British generals who lost the American Revolution were hardly incompetent fools.
Faith in progress and the perfectibility of human nature are at the center of Western thought. What if this faith is misplaced?
Is North Korea an irrational state or a survivor against all odds?
Despite poor reviews from most historians, Silent Cal presided over a robust economy, surpluses, serious reductions in the national debt and generally very good times.
Yes, the Soviets really were that bad.