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New World Disorder  

Systems of government are scraping against each other like continents grinding at a fault line. The noise they make announces a new world disordered. These clashes are not just because of Vladimir Putin or the new hard-line Chinese leadership of …



After the Freedom Agenda  

The Freedom Agenda: Why America Must Spread Democracy (Just Not the Way George Bush Did) by James Traub | Farrar Strauss and Giroux, 2008 | 272 pages | $25 “Stepping Back from Democratic Pessimism” by Thomas Carothers | Carnegie Papers, …



Michael W. Doyle Responds  

Preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons is desirable. But is it vitally necessary or just desirable? Is it doable, and, if so, at what cost? Answers to those questions will explain why I think we should try to prevent, but …