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Edward N. Luttwak

Edward N. Luttwak

Variables of Violence The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West by Niall Ferguson Penguin. 880 p. $35.00 In the last years Niall...

Russian Winter Moscow 1941: A City and Its People at War by Rodric Braithwaite Knopf. 416 pp. $30.00 Why did the peoples of Stalin’s Soviet Union resist the German...

I know of no reputable expert in the United States or in Europe who trusts the constantly repeated promise of Iran’s rulers that their nuclear...

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...

The biggest Washington scandal by far has nothing to do with Arkansas real estate, is not being investigated by either Congress or a special prosecutor,...

If the Bosnian Muslims had been bottle-nosed dolphins, would the world have allowed Croats and Serbs to slaughter them by the tens of thousands? If...

The Man from Uz The First Dissident: The Book of Job in Today’s Politics. by William Safire. Random House. 304 pp. $23.00. Himself a man of some wealth and...

In its confrontations with Israel of the last few years, the Bush administration attempted on more than one occasion to discredit not just the government...

When President Bush reversed his immediate reaction to Iraq’s August 2, 1990 invasion of Kuwait (he had originally ruled out any use of force), the...

For more than forty years, the affairs of the world have been greatly troubled but also structured by the Soviet-Western antagonism. It was their fear...

As we watch the glasnost-perestroika express train advancing into the unknown, we need not refuse the profound satisfaction that liberalizations already achieved must give us,...

Athens vs. Sparta The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War (391 pp., $42.50, 1969); The Archidamian War (367 pp., $39.50, 1974); The Peace of Nicias and the...