Rita Koganzon on Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement by Alan Houston
China has come to Africa. Can U.S. policy makers find ways to mesh, not clash, with Beijing’s interests? By Christopher C. Starling.
When the Soviet Union collapsed, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary made quick transitions to democracy and free markets. Yet Russia itself failed to do so. Why? Hoover fellow Robert Conquest explains, drawing on eight centuries of Russian history and his own lifetime of study.
Brian C. Anderson on Sartre: The Philosopher of the Twentieth Century by Bernard-Henry Lévy
“If Ed Meese is not a good man,” Ronald Reagan once said, “there are no good men.” A profile of a good man. By Lee Edwards.
Why ideas really do matter. By Hoover fellow David R. Henderson.
Henrik Bering on Pistols at Dawn by John Campbell
Henrik Bering on Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600–1947 by Christopher Clark
Disturbing keepsakes of the most inhumane figures in history. By David Jacobs.
The Scheinman collection brings to life the story of how two friends, a white American and a black Kenyan, helped African democracy bloom. By Tom Shachtman.
What does the president’s taste for the theologian foretell?
Three centuries of gloomy forecasts about America
Restoring America’s image around the world
A secular look at one of the century’s deepest thinkers