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Abe Greenwald

Abe Greenwald

Abe Greenwald is senior editor of Commentary.

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What is America's purpose in the world? At the end of 2016, with Barack Obama’s two-term presidency coming to a close, the question seems almost outmoded....
andrew breitbart

For months, Breitbart News has functioned as a kind of unofficial media arm of the Donald Trump campaign. It has now also become the media version of...

Three days after ISIS’s mass-casualty assault on Paris, Barack Obama proclaimed that the U.S. policy he had authorized to defeat the terrorist organization was nonetheless...

On the night of February 26, a picture of a two-tone cocktail dress ricocheted around the Internet, baffling global millions who disagreed about the garment’s...

I. From Bush to Obama In the last days of George W. Bush’s presidency, the Economist delivered a damning assessment: “Abroad, George Bush has presided over...

Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White HouseBy Peter BakerDoubleday, 816 pages In significant ways, we still live in the post-9/11 era. Islamic extremists plot against...

To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological SolutionismBy Evgeny MorozovPublicAffairs, 432 pages Aaron Swartz, a 26-year-old computer programmer and “hacktivist” who hanged himself in January, once...

1. Closure On May 1, 2011, U.S. Navy SEALs put one bullet through the chest and one through the head of Osama bin Laden—nine years, seven...

In late 2010, several organizations with mysterious names made impressive claims on the world’s attention. During a two-day period in the first week of November,...