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'The Kill Chain': Why America Might Lose Its Next Big War

Christian Brose's defense-nerd position paper, The Kill Chain, inadvertently reveals that the Pentagon's problems (complacency, inertia, arrogance) reflect those of the country at large.

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Learn from Your Female Elders: Read Feminism's Forgotten Fight

When progressives adopt an ahistorical critique of feminism, they risking aiding and abetting its subversion. Historian Kirsten Swinth offers a remedy with Feminism's Forgotten Fight.

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'War in 140 Characters' Is to the Point

David Patrikarakos has written an engaging narrative that covers the activities and surroundings of eight 21st century social media crusaders.

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On the Tight Confines of Madeleine Albright's Cold War Intellectual Straitjacket

The status quo of the past 30 years facilitated a massive transfer in wealth and public resources away from the average American and into the hands of a wealthy minority; a radical coup if ever there was one. Yet it was achieved democratically. A response to Madeleine Albright's Fascism: A Warning.

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'Bring the War Home' Digs into the Trenches of the White Power Movement in America

Historian Kathleen Belew painstakingly details the influence of the Vietnam wartime experience on the evolution of white power ideology.

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What Do We Mean When We Say America Is a Christian Nation?

Matthew Bowman provides a dutiful if rather too clinical examination of how Americans have clashed or convened as to what Christianity encompasses and how this concept alters as the nation debates itself.

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Is This the Death of Democracy in America?

The United States has pulled back from the brink of authoritarianism before. But a new study reveals the daunting challenges the country faces in preserving its democracy.

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Presidential Campaign Posters: Two Hundred Years of Election Art

This gives us colorful time-stamps of the evolution in graphic design, photography, and changes in US election propaganda.

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'The Origins of Political Order' Is Delightfully Bipartisan and Sure to Raise Eyebrows

The esteemed political scientist's latest book provides a thought-provoking look at the political history of past civilizations, and is sure to offer plenty of fodder for conversations about the present.

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American Political Thought, eds. Isaac Kramnick and Theodore J. Lowi

A substantial contribution to the field, but it does not sit well with our goals as educators because of what it lacks: a truly representative manifest of the American experience.

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