The Corner


Mark:  I like to think I have all the libertarians’ love of the old Anglo-American ideals regarding individual liberty and autonomy, with none of their insane optimism that those ideals would survive an influx of a couple of hundred million people from countries with statist or despotic political traditions–countries, in some cases, with deep historical grudges against anything Anglo-American.

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NATO’s Challenge Is Germany, Not America

During the recent NATO summit meeting, a rumbustious Donald Trump tore off a thin scab of niceties to reveal a deep and old NATO wound — one that has predated Trump by nearly 30 years and goes back to the end of the Cold War. In an era when the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact are now ancient history, ... Read More
White House

The President’s Do-Over

I agree with Jonah on all counts: On net, President Trump’s do-over of his Helsinki remarks is a good thing; regrettably, it is not sincere; and while I hope the revised version is the one he sticks to, I don’t have confidence that will be the case -- as posited in my column Tuesday on the folly of having the ... Read More