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James Bond, Served with a Twist—le Carré
On Screen

James Bond, Served with a Twist—le Carré

Daniel Craig's final outing as James Bond and le Carré s posthumous novel Silverview unexpectedly share similar tones and themes about bureaucracy, family, and finality.

Mike Fox
Sell It Again, Uncle Sam

Sell It Again, Uncle Sam

America has yet to design its artillery for today’s War of Ideas. It’s on, and the stakes are as important as ever.

Michael McFaul
Four Horsemen against the Illiberal Apocalypse
Books

Four Horsemen against the Illiberal Apocalypse

The “practical liberalism” that Isaiah Berlin, Albert Camus, Raymond Aron, and Reinhold Niebuhr practiced in the 20th century can stave off democratic decline in the 21st.

Daniel Stid
The Shackling of the Progressive Mind
Books

The Shackling of the Progressive Mind

Douglas Murray’s 2019 book The Madness of Crowds, which skewers identity politics, resonates even more today.

Peter H. Schuck
Democracy in India: Down but Not Out

Democracy in India: Down but Not Out

India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership has become less democratic, but that isn’t irreversible.

Michael Mandelbaum
The Primary Problem

The Primary Problem

How does our electoral system hand us an unfit candidate like Donald J. Trump?

Gary J. Schmitt
Ten Theses on Trust

Ten Theses on Trust

David Blankenhorn offers a roadmap to rebuilding trust in American public and private life.

David Blankenhorn
Jesus and John Wayne
Books

Jesus and John Wayne

Historian Kristin Kobes Du Mez explores sources of today’s White Christian nationalism.

Nicole Penn