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Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama

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...

I believe that the Bush Doctrine’s central assumption—that the United States had to transform the politics of the Middle East as a means of solving...

Free World: America, Europe, and the Surprising Future of the West by Timothy Garton Ash Random House. 286 pp. $24.95 On February 15, 2003, a month prior to...

What is going on in the Muslim world? Why-does it produce suicide hijackers on the one hand and, on the other, lethargic and haphazardly capitalist...

Human Natures: Genes, Cultures, and the Human Prospect by Paul R. Ehrlich Island. 531 pp. $29.95 Paul R. Ehrlich, the Stanford University biologist and environmental activist, is perhaps...

Telecosm: How Infinite Bandwith Will Revolutionize Our World by George Gilder Free Press. 368 pp. $26.00 The Industrial Revolution of the 19th century was not perceived as a...

The Kinder, Gentler Military: Can America’s Gender-Neutral Fighting Force Still Win Wars? by Stephanie Gutmann Scribner. 283 pp. $25.00 In a recent piece of news analysis, the New...

A mere decade ago, Americans at every level of business and government were being chided for their failure to emulate the example of Asia. The...

To pick up a newspaper these days is to be struck by the pace of developments in the biological sciences. The deliberate manipulation of genes...

Unsentimental Journey The Ends of the Earth: A Journey at the Dawn of the 21st Century. by Robert D. Kaplan. Random House. 476 pp. $27.50 Robert Kaplan, who has...

The end of the cold war has brought about a remarkable consensus between former hawks and doves—at least those professionally involved in some fashion with...

At the Republican convention in Houston last August, Patrick J. Buchanan announced the coming of a block-by-block war to “take back our culture.” Buchanan is...