The recent crisis in Ukraine reveals that Europe, again, is content to spend little on defense, can do little to defend itself, and disregards security when making economic deals in general and in matters concerning energy in particular.
One reason it took the United States nearly 10 years to find Osama bin Laden was that a newspaper published the fact that the United States was listening in on his phone calls to his mother and was thus able to guess his whereabouts.
There is an obvious and a far from obvious reason the approach to the U.S. and China relationship, spelled out in a new book by James Steinberg and Michael O’Hanlon, deserves much more attention than it has received so far.
Gary Becker, who just passed away, is correctly gaining much attention. The 1992 Nobel Laureate and University of Chicago professor was -- as many are reporting -- one of the most influential economists of the age, just next to Milton Friedman.
Simon Schama’s new TV series and bookThe Story of the Jews is particularly timely, although he’s covering well-ploughed ground.
Read the full article, “Rules of Engagement and Abusive Citizens,” Prism, 2014.
An old anti-Zionist argument has recently been reasserted by one of the mildest critics, Ari Shavit. In his book My Promised Land, Shavit promotes the thesis that the ultimate source of the trouble between Israelis and Palestinians is a grand illusion which was and is at the core of Zionism.
The Communitarian Network is a coalition of individuals and organizations who have come together to shore up the social, moral, and political environment. We are a nonpartisan, nonsectarian, transnational association.
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In the late 1980s, a growing number of academicians and social commentators began to notice a breakdown in the moral fabric of society. Attributing this condition to an excessive emphasis on individualism in the public sphere, they recognized the need for a social philosophy that at once protected individual rights and attended to corresponding responsibilities to the community. Transcending the stalemate between left and right, this new “responsive communitarian” philosophy articulated a middle way between the politics of radical individualism and excessive statism.
Law in a New Key: Essays on Law and Society
Security First: For a Muscular, Moral Foreign Policy
“Etzioni provides a perspective that will remain relevant and useful for years to come." —Nikolas K. Gvosdev, senior editor, The National Interest
A book for thoughtful readers–and not particularly lawyers or scholars of law and society–who are engaged in the issues of the day and want something other than “easy” answers from the right and left.
“Rarely have more profound changes in American foreign policy been called for than today,” begins Amitai Etzioni in the preface to this book. Yet Etzioni’s concern is not to lay blame for past mistakes but to address the future: What can now be done to improve U.S. relations with the rest of the world?"
"Air Sea Battle: A Case Study in Structural Inattention and Subterranean Forces" Armed Forces and Society, 15 September 2014
"Grant Kurdistan Arms and Independence" The Diplomat. 14 August 2014.
"Hillary Clinton's China Policy" The Diplomat. 6 August 2014.
"Treating Rationality as a Continuous Variable" Society, (2014) 51:393–400
"Should We Go Back To The Moon?" US News. 21 July 2014.
"Facebook's Experiment: Trivial Pursuit" The Huffington Post. 8 July 2014.
"The Cantonization of Iraq" The Huffington Post. 3 July 2014.
"Repeated Assaults--And No Remedies" The Huffington Post. 18 June 2014.
"China and the U.S.: Whose Strategic Mistake?" The Diplomat, 6 June 2014.
"Time to Wean Europe From American Welfare" The Huffington Post, 5 June 2014.
"The Census Bureau's Racial Straitjacket" The Wall Street Journal, 29 May 2014.
“Strategic Reassurance: An Important Issue“ The Diplomat, 11 May 2014.
“Gary Becker–A Giant“ The Huffington Post, 12 May 2014.
“Strategic Reassurance: An Important Agenda“ The Diplomat, 11 May 2014.
“Obama’s ‘Rebalancing’: A Fig Leaf“ The Diplomat, 26 April 2014.
“Israel and Palestine: There’s Still Room at the Inn,” The National Interest, 9 April 2014.
“Don’t Sweat the Microagressions,” The Atlantic, 8 April 2014.
“The Great Disruption,” Huffington Post, 6 March 2014.
“Near East and Far East: Not So Distant,” The Diplomat, 3 March 2014.
“Japan Should Follow – Germany,” The Diplomat, 6 February 2014.
“Maligning Biden,” Huffington Post, 22 January 2014.
“The Benefits of Being Clear on Taiwan,” The Diplomat, 17 January 2014.
“For A Fair Society,” Huffington Post, 3 January 2014.
“A Three-Pronged Approach to the ADIZ,” The Diplomat, 17 December 2013.
“It Takes A Village To Prevent A Crime,” Huffington Post, 12 November 2013.
“A Syrian Approach – To Iran,” Huffington Post, 4 November 2013.
“In Defense of Drones,” The Diplomat, 24 October, 2013.
“MAR or War?” The Diplomat, 17 October, 2013.
“Iran Opening: Keep It Simple,” The National Interest, 15 October, 2013.
“A Proposal for Humble Decision-Making,” Businessweek, 11 October, 2013
“Will the Court Pull All Stops?” The Huffington Post, 7 October, 2013.
“The Tea Party Is Winning—the Liberal Agenda Is Being Suffocated,” The Atlantic, 24 September, 2013.
“For a New Sino-American Relationship,” The Huffington Post, 23 September, 2013.
“MAR: A Model for US-China Relations,” The Diplomat, 20 September, 2013.
“Air-Sea Battle: A Dangerous Way to Deal With China,” The Diplomat, 3 September, 2013.
“Secularism Can Save Egypt,” The National Interest, 13 August, 2013.
“The Case for Keeping Whistleblowers Nervous,” The Atlantic, 8 August 2013.
“An Israeli-Palestinian Commonwealth?” The Huffington Post, 23 July, 2013.
“Unorthodox Questions About Leaks,” The Huffington Post, 17 July, 2013.
“Road to Damascus Runs Through Tehran,” The National Interest, 17 July, 2013.
“Demonstration Democracy,” The National Interest, 5 July, 2013.
“Preparing to Go to War With China,” The Huffington Post, 2 July, 2013.
“The Libertarian Alamo,” The Huffington Post, 20 June, 2013.