America’s Maximalist Phase is Over. There May Not Be Another One
America’s Maximalist Phase is Over. There May Not Be Another One Afghanistan has dealt a fatal blow to our entire way of thinking about the world.
A Lament for American Foreign Policy
A Lament for American Foreign Policy Two decades later, the things we wanted to forget—Afghanistan, Iraq, and a crumbling Middle East—are still haunting America.
Our Age of Ambition Comes to a Close
Our Age of Ambition Comes to a Close Both Afghanistan and Europe suggest we are done trying to change the world.
To Have All The Right Enemies
To Have All The Right Enemies The jurist-philosopher Carl Schmitt was a Nazi. Since his death in 1985, his influence has only grown. How worried should we be?
How Not to Stop Genocide Denial
How Not to Stop Genocide Denial Morality matters. But political will matters more.
The Temptations of Writing a Blank Essay
The Temptations of Writing a Blank Essay There is wisdom in silence.
What Brings Us Together?
What Brings Us Together? Communism, difference, and an unexpected family history.
Children, Wokeness, and the Tyranny of Culture
Children, Wokeness, and the Tyranny of Culture Battles over public education have sparked civil conflict in the past—and they might again.
The Hubris of Donald Rumsfeld
The Hubris of Donald Rumsfeld The reviled Secretary of Defense's bad decisions were our own.
Oh, the Audacity!
Oh, the Audacity! The review of Obama's memoir that you've been waiting for.