American Liberals Should Return to Social Democracy

Trump deserved to be routed, but his base stayed loyal—largely because of the left’s perverse obsession with what divides, rather than unites, America’s economically downtrodden majority The idea of the “Green New Deal,” adopted by…

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December 2020

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The Tasks Before the Biden Administration

The key tasks of the Biden administration are the following: To sustain successful competition with China; To do so without worsening the risk of catastrophic war; To do so without draining national resources that are…

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December 2020

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Stay Calm About China

Beijing’s ambitions shouldn’t be treated as an existential threat to the United States.  A central distinction in Realist international relations thought is that between vital and secondary national interests. Vital interests are threats to a…

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August 2020

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Tocqueville in the 21st Century

The American Creed, and the civic nationalism of which it is the foundation, have been the essential glues that have held a wildly diverse country together. Without the Creed, America risks becoming something like the…

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August 2020

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