Chronicles Magazine November 2016

Wreckers and Builders

Twenty-five years is a long time to get back to where you started, but two-and-a-half decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, it is the United States, not the Russian Federation, that has succeeded in restoring the threat of nuclear...

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  • EDITORIALS

    Wages of Arrogance

    Putin had many reasons, including realpolitik, to intervene in Syria, but it is certainly possible that he decided that the situation could never be solved diplomatically, and that a sudden explosive end, however brutal, to the war would be no...

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  • EDITORIALS

    To Drone or Not to Drone

    The horrifying reality is not simply that most of the American people have so willingly accepted the idea that the United States can act as judge, jury, and executioner; they have accepted the idea that George W. Bush or Dick Cheney or Barack...

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  • EDITORIALS

    Immigration: Deferred Courage

    The case against DAPA is not about principle. It does not address the president’s ability fundamentally to alter the composition of the country and bankrupt it in the process. It niggles over terminology and money, hoping to win one battle,...

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