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Moral Multilateralism: Obama Doctrine Christian Realism
Moral Multilateralism: The Obama Doctrine’s Christian Realism

The search for what is the Obama Doctrine is over—and has been since he gave a speech to the graduating cadets at West Point, when he explained the conditions under which Americans would take up arms.

Smite Them Jesus Imprecatory Prayer
Smite Them, Jesus?

After Pastor Mark Burns’ prayer at the Republican National Convention, church leaders must teach when imprecatory prayer is appropriate—and when it is not.

Unsettling Affinity Autocracy
An Unsettling Affinity for Autocracy

In a rambling column otherwise focused on the November elections, Thomas Friedman revisited one of his favorite themes: his odd and unsettling affinity for autocracy.

The Killing Fields

Some years ago I watched on television the compelling 1984 film The Killing Fields, in which Sam Waterston plays an…

Helping Refugees Survive Homeland
Helping Refugees Survive in Their Homeland

Scripture can help Christians find consensus on U.S. policy that best helps refugees and persecuted minorities in the Middle East.

Turkey Coup
Military Coups & Just Order

The historic English speaking world hasn’t had a military coup in over 350 years since Oliver Cromwell dispersed the Long…

Disinterestedness: Promoting the Public Interest in an Age of Faction
Disinterestedness: Promoting the Public Interest in an Age of Faction

The founders of our nation strove to embody disinterestedness. Rather than seeking personal gain in terms of economic benefit or advancement of your own faction or tribe, disinterestedness pushed citizens to seek the good of the republic and its wellbeing, thereby securing the liberty of the citizenry through participation.

Somme
Evaluating the Somme

The carnage one hundred years ago on the Somme was appalling. And because of Haig’s excessive strategic ambition, it was inefficiently appalling. But that didn’t make it futile.

The Nice Attack and the Clash of Civilizations
The Nice Attack and the Clash of Civilizations

There should be no confusion about the identity and motives of the Tunisian man who drove his truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day on a promenade in Nice, France, killing at least 84 and injuring hundreds. This is the face of the modern holy warrior, the fanatical foot soldier in the Islamic jihad against the West.