Defining Ideas articles by Emily Esfahani Smith

September 13, 2012

Profile in Classics: Victor Davis Hanson

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We in the West forget the wisdom of the ancient past at our own peril.
June 26, 2012

Obamacare and its Discontents

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A round-up of our essays analyzing the controversial healthcare law.
November 2, 2011

Profile in Strategy: Charles Hill

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A sage of American diplomacy reproaches the Obama administration for "sleep walking" through the Arab Spring.
April 15, 2011

Profile in School Reform: Terry Moe

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The politics of education, and why technology will render teachers unions obsolete.
December 13, 2010

Profile in Courage: Harvey Mansfield

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The professor on the death of courage and the crisis of liberalism in the West.