Perils of cornering Russia

Reviewed by Susan Eisenhower

“Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West’s Fault”By John MearsheimerForeign Affairs Sep/Oct 2014… more»

Kissingerian realism

Reviewed by Jacob Heilbrunn

Few figures have played a more prominent role in modern American foreign policy than Henry Kissinger. As national security advisor and secretary of state, Kissinger, together with Richard Nixon, prosecuted the Vietnam War, established official relations with China, rescued Israel with arms supplies during the Yom Kippur War, and pursued… more»

From Nixon to Reagan

Reviewed by Jonathan Bradley

“Melodrama is the fundamental mode of popular American moving pictures,” the film scholar Linda Williams once argued. Even if Hollywood movies were superficially realistic, she said, this was mere effect in service of a style that was “a peculiarly democratic and American form.”… more»

A book about nothing

Reviewed by Mary Kissel

Are Americans ageists? Misogynists? Are they too parochial to appreciate the accomplishments of a great secretary of state in far-flung lands? The political left is puzzling over why Hillary Clinton’s memoir of her four years running the State Department, Hard Choices, has fallen from atop the New York Times’ best-seller… more»

In praise of Richard Nixon

Reviewed by Tim Stanley

Nixon obsessives have been waiting a long time for this book. Pat Buchanan’s insider account of Richard Nixon’s rise from zero to hero, out of the so-called Wilderness Years of 1962 to 1968, is told from a unique vantage point. On the one hand, Buchanan was part of Nixon’s inner-circle… more»

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