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War Without End

From the February 2013 Print Edition

Paul Miller’s essay is a plea for Americans to persevere in a military undertaking in Afghanistan that began in 2001. I might be moved by an argument that appealed to our national honor. Many people in that country have risked much, personally, to cooperate with the American project; to abandon . . . . Continue Reading »


From the February 1994 Print Edition

The Anatomy of Antiliberalismby stephen holmes harvard university press, 330 pages, $29.95 As the 1990s bring us the recrudescence of many unfulfilled progressive enthusiasms from the 1970s, we may begin to understand that the intervening Reagan decade was indeed an exceptional period of . . . . Continue Reading »

The Problem of Power

From the June/July 1993 Print Edition

The Nature of Politics: Selected Essays of Bertrand de Jouvenel edited by dennis hale and marc landy transaction, 306 pages, $21.95 The only thing deader than dead politics must surely be dead political science. It is thus remarkable to find that after several decades, these essays by Bertrand de . . . . Continue Reading »