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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.

Poem: Gunning For Debate Politics

Poem: Gunning For Debate

By Erika Fine

A response, in verse, to Donald Trump’s all-too-serious call to ban Muslims from entering the U.S.

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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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Women, War And Male Acceptance Military

Women, War And Male Acceptance

By Laura McTaggart

Women have historically reached military milestones as soon as barriers against them were lifted. They were ready. It was the men who were not. But the tide may be turning.

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America’s Addiction To Violence Newtown

America’s Addiction To Violence

By Steve Almond

It would be dangerously naïve to attribute the carnage of Newtown — and the grim litany of others before it — as something entirely apart from us.

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