Politics


The American West: Roosevelt’s New Deal Policy

By Kathryn S. Olmsted

A historical look at the New Deal Policy’s effect on the American West during the Great Depression.


A Hard Look at How We See Race

By Sam Scott, from Stanford Magazine

Jennifer Eberhardt’s research shows subconscious connections in people’s minds between black faces and crime, and how those links may pervert justice; law enforcement officers across the country are taking note.


Will Chess, Not Battleship, Be the Game of the Future in Eurasia?

By Pepe Escobar

Silk Roads, Night Trains, and the Third Industrial Revolution in China


The Islamic State’s Origins in Iraq

By Abdel Bari Atwan

The United States’ and Britain’s bipolar policies in Iraq directly contributed to the rise of the Islamic State.


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On Building Armies (and Watching Them Fail)

By Andrew J. Bacevich

Why Washington Can’t “Stand Up” Foreign Militaries.


Eqbal Ahmad: Political Predictor

By Stuart Schaar

Throughout the final years of his life, Eqbal Ahmad made accurate political predictions that would later shock and amaze his readers in the twenty-first century.


The Trouble With Americans in Cuba

By Sarah Hill, from Boston Review

American prosperity is already stratifying wealth and littering the streets of Cuba.


The Problem With the Immigration Problem

By Elliott Young, from Oregon Humanities

What's behind the belief that immigrants harm our society?