Somewhere in Washington D.C., probably at about one in the morning, a man closed a door against the noise and sat down on his bed. From the haggard, miserable look he had worn the entire evening, I doubt that he was smiling at the darkness. In fact, as the silence closed around, the heavy and [...]
The arrest of Chile’s counter-revolutionary general, Augusto Pinochet, and the approach of the 40th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution bring into focus two celebrated battles of the Cold War, in which members of my generation took passionate sides. As one who went into these battles on one side and came [...]
The Carter Syndrome: Why Obama Must Reconcile His Inner Jefferson with His Inner Wilson – Foreign Policy
By Walter Russell Mead Neither a cold-blooded realist nor a bleeding-heart idealist, Barack Obama has a split personality when it comes to foreign policy. So do most U.S. presidents, of course, and the ideas that inspire this one have a long history at the core of the American political tradition. In the past, such ideas […]
The final day of CPAC 2010 (Saturday 2-20) did not disappoint. An array of conservative heavy-hitters, panel discussions and film offerings kept things interesting and conference attendees engaged. The exchange of ideas and the inherently intellectual exercise that is conservatism was fully in evidence.
Things got off to a rousing start with a short but passionate [...]
The replacement of “Maverick” Republican John McCain with an authentic conservative is a longtime fantasy held by many of us on the Right. But could it actually happen? Former Congressman and Arizona talk radio host JD Hayworth thinks so, and while the polls show he’s got an uphill battle, an upset isn’t impossible. The Daily [...]