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Do Power Transitions Always Lead to War? Book Review of Kori Schake’s Safe Passage - They Can't Fight - US UK Special Relationship
Do Power Transitions Always Lead to War? Review of Schake’s Safe Passage

In Safe Passage, Kori Schake details how transitions in geopolitical power lead to violence, except when the United States slowly and peacefully took over the hegemonic role Great Britain played.

Organ Failure: The United Nations’ Case against the UN
Organ Failure: The UN’s Case against the UN

The United Nations has failed to do what it was created to do—“promote the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security.”

Battle Hymn of Responsibility
Battle Hymn of Responsibility

Christian clergymen of today typically prefer to disparage power and prestige as demonic ensnarements that Jesus shunned when offered. But Jesus exemplifies not the rejection of power per se but rather a godly deployment of it.

Against the Left and Right: Review of Thomas Ricks’ Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom
Against the Left and Right: Review of Thomas Ricks’ Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom

Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom by Thomas Ricks is a joint biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell that focuses on the 1930s and 1940s, pivotal years for both men. The book argues that they realized securing individual freedom against government encroachment from fascism and communism was the vital issue of their time.

Religion in Russian Geopolitical Strategy
Religion in Russian Geopolitical Strategy

As daunting as it may be, closing the God gap is a necessary step to improving communication with Russia and other important actors in international affairs.

Peter Hitchens’ Despair for Britain

Perpetually grouchy British conservative commentator Peter Hitchens, Christian brother to the late atheist (and more optimistic) journalist Christopher Hitchens, in…

NATO Compass, Izmir, Turkey
NATO Takes the Fifth

What does NATO need to do going forward? The short answer: more and less.

Churchill, Halifax & Christmas Eve

The new film Darkest Hour about Churchill’s tense first days as premier movingly portrays how the fortitude of the common…

Never Surrender: Movie Review of Dunkirk
Never Surrender: Review of Dunkirk

The historic event grounding Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk involved a military crisis that was, in its beginning, as dark, desperate, and seemingly hopeless as it was extraordinary, full of heroism, and even miraculous in its conclusion. Whether his film captures any of that sufficiently is an open question.