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Lincoln And The Limits of American Power History

Lincoln And The Limits of American Power

By Rich Barlow

Abraham Lincoln is overlooked for his foreign policy. But he modeled restrained realism abroad, and has much to teach us about how to thrive in the post-American century.

Welcome Distractions: The Triumph Of Normal Life Life

Welcome Distractions: The Triumph Of Normal Life

By Julie Wittes Schlack

As the people of Paris and other terrorized cities resume normal life, we should consider whether our routines and distractions help us cope or help us adapt to the unacceptable.

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Why Paris? Security

Why Paris?

By John Tirman

France was the epicenter of the Enlightenment that fairly defines Western civilization. And the jihadis, in their reckless, apocalyptic pathology, detest above all such values.

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Can We Measure The Human Cost Of War? Middle East

Can We Measure The Human Cost Of War?

By John Tirman

These American wars contain an element of Greek tragedy, beginning with hubris and ending with an unconscious, Oedipal urge to blind ourselves to the horror of what we’ve done.

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