Editors' Blog

Is Russia a kleptocracy?- by Thomas Riggins

A kleptocracy is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as "government by those who seek chiefly status and personal gain at the expense of the governed." Many anti-Russian commentators today have no problem with classifying Vladamir Putin's government as kleptocratic but Richard Sakwa, a Russian expert at the University of Kent, is not one of them.

Niall Ferguson on Kissinger's "World Order" [Part Five & last] by Thomas Riggins

We conclude with Ferguson’s opinions considering Kissinger’s views on what the real lessons are concerning world order that we have learned from the practice of American foreign policy since 1945.

Niall Ferguson on Kissinger's "World Order" [Part Four] by Thomas Riggins

Ferguson now criticizes the ideas expressed by Obama in his New Yorker interview.

Niall Ferguson on Kissinger's World Order [Part Three] by Thomas Riggins

Niall Ferguson on Kissinger's World Order  [Part Three]

Niall Ferguson on Kissinger's World Order [Part Two] by Thomas Riggins

‘Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,

Niall Ferguson on Kissinger's World Order [Part One] by Thomas Riggins

A good book review both gives the gist of the book and allows you to decide if the book is worth reading or not.

More action from Stewart Acuff's Blog

More from Stewart Acuff's Blog

An Arab American response to President Obama's Middle East Speech

In response to the President's speech on the Middle East, May 19, the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services released the following statement:

Setting the record straight – George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden

As the cable news outlets showed thousands of Americans gathering in different cities to celebrate the news that President Obama had ordered a successful attack on a compound housing Osama bin Laden, a host of former Bush administration officials called in or appeared to claim that capturing and/or killing the terrorist leader was their top priority all those years and that this weekend's events were really just a continuation of that original goal.

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