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Arthur Herman

Arthur Herman

Arthur Herman, a fellow at the Hudson Institute and longtime Commentary contributor, is the author of the newly published Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior.

Freedom and order are both necessary in cyberspace: Freedom is what order is meant for, and order is the guarantee for freedom. President Xi Jinping Can a...

In 1975 the Economist said of COMMENTARY: “The world’s best magazine?” Take away the question mark and that statement still stands, thirty-eight years later. It’s still the magazine...

The trial of Lewis Libby began on January 16, 2007. The former chief of staff to then–Vice President Dick Cheney was facing a five-count indictment...

On February 2, 2015, a Hellfire missile struck an automobile traveling along a rutted road in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. It killed six men inside—four Pakistanis...

Fracking gasholes We know you know For a million reasons We must say no no no No no no no no. —‘Fracking Gasholes’ by XOEarth Williamsport is a town of 29,000...

Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American DiplomacyBy Christopher R. HillSimon & Schuster, 448 pages The Foreign Service constitutes the permanent workforce of American foreign policy;...

In 1975 the Economist said of COMMENTARY: “The world's best magazine?” Take away the question mark and that statement still stands, thirty-eight years later. It's still...

Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of WarBy Robert M. GatesKnopf, 640 pages Robert Gates has the unusual perspective of having served in the same Cabinet position...

They will feast on the abundance of the seas, and on the treasures of the sands. —Deuteronomy 33:19 Tamar sits 56 miles off the coast of Israel, an...

Leo Tolstoy once said, “Imagine Genghis Khan with a telephone.” Imagine Genghis Khan, or a gaggle of Genghis Khans, running the Internet, and you have...

If you want to understand how the United States became the most prosperous society in the world, start with the ballpoint pen.  László Bíró, a...