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August 22, 2022
Whose Rules? Our Rules! in the Rules-Based International Order
How the US leads by helping other people kill each other.
July 11, 2022
The Rise of Bad Art and the Decline of Political Candor
Though the language of cliché has switched from the middle-class respectability of the 1950s to our current obsessions with “inclusion” and concern for the marginalized, the practice of washing our clean linen in public endures in our culture.
May 27, 2022
Waging Proxy War in Ukraine Won’t Save Us From Ourselves
The policing of public opinion over Ukraine goes to extremes unimagined during the fight against Hitler.
April 21, 2022
Against World War III
Is a long, bloody war between Russia and Ukraine really in our national interest?
March 24, 2022
A Mirror on Every Wall—and a Microphone Behind Every Mirror
The work of belonging is never done.
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February 5, 2022
Russia, Ukraine, and “The New York Times”
The paper of record’s coverage of the crisis has been a series of shameless provocative conjectures posing as facts.
December 25, 2021
Averting Climate Catastrophe Should Be Issue Number One
And now is the time to explain why.
November 15, 2021
Mort Sahl, 1927–2021: The Comic as Social Critic
Sahl diagnosed the disease of America in 1967 as “right-wing social democracy,” an ideology that is fine with war.
October 29, 2021
The Use and Disadvantage of Doctrine in the Classroom
What does the debate over critical race theory in schools tell us about the place of doctrine in education?
October 4, 2021
Our Foreign Policy Elite Has Learned Nothing From Afghanistan
The War on Terror’s promoters and apologists are determined to blame Biden for finally bringing one bloody chapter to an end.