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Yuval Levin

Yuval Levin

Yuval Levin, author of The Fractured Republic, is the editor of National Affairs.

Every month in print, and every day online, COMMENTARY somehow manages to pull off a dazzling balancing act: intellectual but unpretentious, serious but never boring,...

Every month in print, and every day online, COMMENTARY somehow manages to pull off a dazzling balancing act: intellectual but unpretentious, serious but never boring,...

We Americans have always prided ourselves on the extraordinary degree of mobility this country has long made possible for its citizens—the idea that, with hard...

The following is from our November issue. Forty-one symposium contributors were asked to respond to the question: Are you optimistic or pessimistic about America’s future? _____________ On...

Never Enough: America’s Limitless Welfare State By William Voegeli Encounter, 280 pages Two years ago, as the most liberal man ever elected president won the office in the midst...

Two political figures dominated the final months of the 2008 presidential campaign. One was the Democratic nominee, Barack Obama. The other had been unknown to...

Two political figures dominated the final months of the 2008 presidential campaign. One was the Democratic nominee, Barack Obama. The other had been ...

George Packer of The New Yorker has penned the latest in a long line (reaching back many decades) of obituaries for conservatism. Like...

Among the most peculiar aspects of the very peculiar Democratic nomination contest now drawing to a close has been Hillary Clinton's transformation into a beer-drinking,...

A few years ago, the Goliath of online booksellers, Amazon.com, purchased a company called BookSurge which offers on-demand publishing of thousands of books. Rather than...

Last week at a campaign event, John McCain was asked to comment on the connection between Autism and the presence of mercury in childhood vaccines....