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Arch Puddington

Arch Puddington

Power to the People Democracy’s Good Name: The Rise and Risks of the World’s Most Popular Form of Government by Michael Mandelbaum Public Affairs. 316 pp. $27.95 Is democracy in...

The “Genocide Olympics” is what Mia Farrow has called the games scheduled to open next summer in Beijing. The actress has been protesting China’s role...

The United States today is fighting an adversary at least as menacing as the one it confronted during the cold war, and bearing some of...

To commemorate Commentary’s sixtieth anniversary, and in an effort to advance discussion of the present American position in the world, the editors addressed the following...

In 1972, Freedom House began publishing an annual survey to assess the state of global freedom. The results, back then, made for grim reading: only...

Anti-Americanism edited by Andrew Ross and Kristin Ross New York University. 344 pp. $49.95 Understanding Anti-Americanism: Its Origins and Impact at Home and Abroad edited by Paul Hollander Ivan R....

The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror by Natan Sharansky with Ron Dermer Public Affairs. 256 pp. $26.95 Natan Sharansky Surely numbers...

On September 19, 2001, eight days after the terror attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center, damaged the Pentagon, and killed over 3,000 people, Noam...

In the months since the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, the world’s two leading human-rights organizations—Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch—have been...

In the wake of the horrific attacks on New York and Washington by fanatical Islamic terrorists, the world has all but forgotten the conference on...

Henry M. Jackson: A Life in Politics by Robert G. Kaufman University of Washington. 548 pp. $30.00 Not long after he became President in 1981, Ronald Reagan launched...

It Didn’t Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed in the United States by Seymour Martin Lipset and Gary Wolfe Marks Norton. 384 pp. $26.95 “The United States will be...