Category Archives: Foreign Affairs

Why Europe Gets No Respect

VDH attempts to explain “Why Europe Gets No Respect.” The high-tech revolution that birthed Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft passed Europe by. Judged by the great historical determinants of civilizational power—fuel, energy, education, demography, political stability, and military power—Europe … Continue reading

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Optimal currency area

This is a great/brief explanation of an OCA, and a little commentary on the future of the Euro.  (Spoiler alert:  it needs to split into two, to accommodate the economic and cultural differences, aka, Lindsey Lohan yoked to Rosie the … Continue reading

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Tapping the breaks on trans-national progressivism

Long excerpt from a great piece by Matthew Continetti, wondering why the center left has seemed to disappear: The only civil war happening at the moment is within the Democratic Party. The old-guard corporatists are under attack from activists with … Continue reading

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My home and native land: “In some ways, the most anti-American country on earth.”

I liked this NRO article by J.J. McCullough enough to save it here in my private repository.  I believe it does a great job of briefly describing the psychological dance between and economic integration of the two nations. ‘America First’ … Continue reading

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True socialism

Jonah Goldberg writes on the NYT’s “Red Century” feature. It’s an incredibly useful debating tactic to say that every failed socialist country wasn’t really socialist because it had a ruling class. The problem is that there will never be a … Continue reading

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on the trade deficit

Kevin D. Williamson on the trade deficit (with China): American manufacturing wasn’t hollowed out by unfair competition from wily Orientals — it wasn’t hollowed out at all, in fact, U.S. manufacturing output today being far higher than it was during … Continue reading

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Do we really know what to do?

Charles C.W. Cooke points out that the specifics of the tragedies don’t seem to influence the recommendations offered in the immediate aftermath.  In this case I think you’d have to admit that a knee-jerk “deport Muslims” is less idiotic than a … Continue reading

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