Society

Necessary Imperfections

Ernest Gellner's Conditions of Liberty is the best treatment of civil society to emerge from a post-Cold War perspective. Gellner himself these days is in Prague much of the time, studying the process of regeneration from the inside.

No End of a Lesson

Should American military leaders devote themselves to controlling the chaos let loose by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, or should they prepare for larger and longer term threats?

Thomas Donnelly

A Bad Rehearsal

Over the years many details of the tragedy of Operation Tiger have seeped out, but mysteries remain.

J. Burke Wilkinson

Pamela's Progress

As Christopher Ogden makes clear, Pamela Harriman  was much more than a glittering jewel adorning the veneer of high politics. She had political convictions, and what is more, political talents, of her own.

David Levy

Beyond Bolivar

Just why is Latin America the way it is? Indeed why is it not like anywhere else? The questions are addressed by three Latin American authors.

Wyatt Usurped

It is hard now for any director to have as foursquare a vision of civilization as John Ford did. Many contemporary directors have tried to revive the Western but they tend to get whipsawed by conflicting cultural vectors.

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