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The Lessons of the Pandemic

The Lessons of the Pandemic

The United States did some things well and some things poorly—and important questions remain unanswered.

Michael Mandelbaum
A Pipe Dream Comes True

A Pipe Dream Comes True

Joe Biden hands Angela Merkel a nice farewell present by caving on Nord Stream 2. The Berlin-Moscow deal is not just about gas and cash. It affirms a tacit strategic relationship that dents the containment of Russian ambitions.

Josef Joffe
Chasing Beauty
Interview

Chasing Beauty

AP contributing editor Carolyn Stewart sat down with architect, teacher, and culture writer Witold Rybczynski to explore the nature of home, innovation gone awry, and whether beauty has principles.

Witold Rybczynski, Carolyn Stewart
What Do Palestinians Want?

What Do Palestinians Want?

There’s no groundswell or compromise—but we can work around the economic edges.

David Pollock, Catherine Cleveland
Don’t Drink from That Fire Hose!

Don’t Drink from That Fire Hose!

For all the problems of Big Tech—real or perceived—the heavy hand of Uncle Sam will only make matters worse.

Eli Lehrer
How to Build a New Political Party

How to Build a New Political Party

We need a new political party—and American history shows us that it’s more than possible.

Frank J. DiStefano
Who’s Afraid of FDR?

Who’s Afraid of FDR?

FDR wanted the federal government to help with poor relief. He never meant for Uncle Sam to do it alone.

Mary Ann Glendon
What Remains? Georg Lukács’ Dialectical Wager

What Remains? Georg Lukács’ Dialectical Wager

A true believer until the end.

Vladimir Tismaneanu