THE SOURCE: “A Leader Without Followers? The Growing Divergence Between the Regional and Global Performance of Brazilian Foreign Policy” by Andrés Malamud, in Latin American Politics and Society, Fall 2011.
THE SOURCE: “Do Working Men Rebel? Insurgency and Unemployment in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Philippines” by Eli Berman, Michael Callen, Joseph H. Felter, and Jacob N. Shapiro, in Journal of Conflict Resolution, Aug. 2011.
THE SOURCE: “China’s Changing Guanxi Capitalism: Private Entrepreneurs Between Leninist Control and Relentless Accumulation” by Christopher A. McNally, in Business and Politics, Aug. 2011.
THE SOURCE: “The Church of Labor” by Lew Daly, in Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Fall 2011.
THE SOURCE: “Climate on Cable: The Nature and Impact of Global Warming Coverage on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC” by Lauren Feldman, Edward W. Maibach, Connie Roser-Renouf, and Anthony Leiserowitz, in The International Journal of Press/Politics, Nov. 2, 2011 (online).
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THE SOURCE: “Should the United States Abandon Taiwan?” by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker and Bonnie Glaser, in The Washington Quarterly, Fall 2011.
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THE SOURCE: “A One-Man Market” by Bryan Appleyard, in Intelligent Life, Nov.–Dec. 2011.
THE SOURCE: “To Order the Minds of Scholars: The Discourse of the Peace of Westphalia in International Relations Literature” by Sebastian Schmidt, in International Studies Quarterly, Sept. 2011.
THE SOURCE: “Time for Another Harding?” by Ronald Radosh and Allis Radosh, in The Weekly Standard, Oct. 24, 2011.
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By Cullen Murphy.
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Anatomy of a Skyscraper.
By Kate Ascher.
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THE NORTH AMERICAN IDEA:
A Vision of a Continental Future.
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A peculiar experiment inspired by the Enlightenment sheds light on the age-old question of what makes us human.
The German philosopher whose ideas would leave an indelible mark on Europe was embraced by Americans eager to see in him a reflection of their own image.
Pakistan’s remote and poorly understood tribal region has emerged as key to the future of both Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Words may be failing economists and others who characterize the economic downturn that began in 2008 as “the Great Recession.” “Mini-Depression” may be more like it.
When wages stagnate and inequality rises, Americans try to borrow their way toward the American dream. Inevitably, the bubble bursts. But we can learn from the lessons of 1929.
The role of the welfare state in today’s economic crisis recalls the part played by the gold standard in the calamitous 1930s.
THE SOURCE: “Tocqueville and America” by James Q. Wilson, in The Claremont Review of Books, Spring 2012.