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Insecurity Policy  

American rhetoric during the first Cold War relied on an idealized image of U.S. institutions. Today, political elites are more likely to emphasize their vulnerability.

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After the Pink Tide  

To confront the newly powerful extreme right in Latin America, the left needs a clear-eyed understanding of its time in power.

Introducing the special section of our Winter issue.

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Fidel Without Illusions  

Fidel Castro cloaked himself in protean myths. But learning from his life and the Cuba he governed requires looking past the mythologies to squarely face both the powers arrayed against him and the costs of the decisions he made to confront them.