Society

Poets on Power (and its loss)

Turning the pages of a collected Auden, one's eye repeatedly catches something that seems strikingly appropriate to the state of Europe today.

Owen Harries

The Constraints of Russian Culture

Democratic impulses, not nearly so rare in the Russian past as we imagine, have been distinctly hostile to competition and enterprise.

Hugh Ragsdale

Reagan's Pragmatist

Despite the questioning of specific actions and policies, it remains indisputable that a combination of the times and Shultz's own strength of character made him one of our most successful secretaries of state.

The Modernizing Imperative

The Gorbachev-era earthquake that led to the collapse of communism and the disintegration of the Soviet state was due in significant part to autonomous changes in Soviet civil society.

Francis Fukuyama

Weisberg on Fukuyama's South Africa

Every student of international relations has thought about the question of why world communism fell apart when it did.

Francis FukuyamaJacob Weisberg

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