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The Futures of Civilization

Since classical antiquity, historians have tended to think that empires, like individual organisms, evince a discernible rhythm. They come into being, mature, and then, soon or late, decay and decline. ...

A Superior Defense

Fareed Zakaria takes to the pages of the Washington Post today to excoriate conservatives who believe with Adam Smith that “defense is superior to opulence.” The case he makes for ...