Hillary Clinton at Podium

The Limits of Hypocrisy

To say that in 2015 the American political landscape is a tangled marsh of philosophical contradictions, inconsistent ideals, and mixed premises should be, to any regular reader of this publication, stating the obvious. Marking ostensibly opposite poles of the spectrum are conservatives who harp about the excesses of government without …

Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äusseres

Iran and the Anatomy of Compromise

Yesterday, after months of terse negotiations, domestic pushback, and persistent gloating and ridicule by the opposite side, the Obama administration finally announced …

Tito's Mugshot

Tyranny of the Victims

There is a transformation at work today in the American left. Not an introduction of new or different ideas—to the contrary, it …

Congress

On Capitalist Legislatures

Contrary to the looseness with which the term “capitalism” is often employed, capitalism is not a primarily economic system in which the …

ISIS Flag Waving

A War of Symbols

The headline of a story in The Washington Post on Saturday, May 23, read, “The Islamic State’s Disturbingly Successful Week.” The accompanying …