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R. James Woolsey

R. James Woolsey

I agree that “World War IV” is an accurate characterization of our war against Islamist totalitarianism. But although what the term denotes is...

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...

Democracy and the rule of law have gained decisively in the 60 years since World War II. In 1945 there were 20 democracies; today, according...

The wealth produced by oil is what underlies, almost exclusively, the strength of three major groups in the Middle East—Islamists, both Shiite and Sunni, and...