Thomas Meaney teaches at Humboldt University in Berlin.
In The Passage of Power, Robert Caro shows that LBJ’s brilliance as a politician lay not in his idealism but his opportunism.
How Charles de Gaulle’s story became a collective fairy tale that the French have agreed to believe in.
Why are Yale and other top universities teaching a Grand Strategy seminar if the conditions that seemed to call for grand strategizing no longer exist?
Norman Davies’s Vanished Kingdoms.
The Origins of Political Order, a work of total world history, pits the old Fukuyama against the new.
With a sharp eye for cultural patterns and a keen feel for the shape of a story, Claude Lévi-Strauss was a poet in the laboratory of anthropology.