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‘A Four-Star Dumpster Fire’: More on America’s Current Foreign Policy
In this item, I argued that America’s relationship with China really mattered, and was being disastrously screwed up. Then two readers said: Actually, the relationship with Europe, and ...
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This past week I argued that the current U.S. approach to China mattered enormously, and was being grievously mishandled. The set-up for the argument was a ranking of ...
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Tariffs Can Work—but Not Stupid Ones
Tariffs and interventionist trade policy have had their place in the building of the American economy. You can look it up! But to say that they have paid ...
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America Is Fumbling Its Most Important Relationship
China is an increasing problem for the United States. But the latest reactions and assumptions about China among America’s political-media leadership class hold every prospect of making China-related ...
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On Tuesday of this coming week, May 8, the book that my wife, Deb, and I have been working on for many years will officially be published. It’s ...
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‘The Reinvention of America’: Two Views from the Prairie
The new issue of The Atlantic has a long piece by me called “The Reinvention of America.” It’s different from, but tied to, the publication in two weeks ...
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I have seen the future, and it is in the United States. After a several-year immersion in parts of the country that make the news mainly after a ...
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Trump and Elite Schools: A Harvard Athlete Weighs In
A week ago I quoted an unnamed “reader in New Haven,” who offered thoughts about “The Future of Elite Schools in the Trump Era.” That occasioned a lot ...
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I was very sorry to learn this week that Peter Claeys, whom you see in action above and in the family photo below, had died recently in Lille, ...
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What Comey Did Wrong
As mentioned last week, I’m nostalgically trying to piece together some elements of the olden-days blogging culture in the current, very different online environment. Today’s installment: A long ...
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