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.
Tom Ricks thinks we don’t make generals like we used to. He may be right.
Why has there been no World War III? A new tome probes the Cold War policy most relevant to this puzzle—Eisenhower’s doctrine of “massive retaliation” threatening a nuclear response against conventional threats.
Has Israel’s military elite distorted Israeli politics—and rendered peace impossible—through its aggressive view of the world?