Jan 18, 2019
Brexit should force Britons to think hard about their place in the world and make the adjustments that will allow them to prosper in it. But it should also cause Europeans overall to take stock of their project, a great idea that has gone awry.
Jan 10, 2019
I have been an advocate of a strong executive for most of my life. I don't much like how Congress operates. I now realize that my views were premised on the assumption that the president would operate within the bounds of laws, norms, and ethics.
Dec 20, 2018
I don't mean to minimize the populist wave still coursing through the West and other parts of the world. But concern should not give way to despair. There are many people in every country opposing politics of anger and identity. They are also strong. They need not run scared.
Dec 13, 2018
We seem to need a handful of brainiacs who will, with computers and robots, chart the future. So in France, in Britain, in the U.S., the ordinary person, who doesn't have a fancy degree, who doesn't have capital or connections, will reasonably wonder, where does that leave me?
Dec 6, 2018
I am not calling for a revival of the WASP establishment. I am asking, can we learn something from its virtues? Today's elites should at least live by one simple old-fashioned, universal idea, that every human being has equal moral worth.
Nov 29, 2018
The smartest path to constraining China comes not from a head-on policy of containment but rather from a subtle one that forces Beijing to remain interdependent with the international community. China recognizes this and tries hard to free itself from multilateral groups.
Nov 15, 2018
There are few ideas that have been as thoroughly tested through history as the notion that trade raises a country's income and living standards. It can also have the effect of creating habits of cooperation, even peace, as it has done in Europe and as it might help do in Asia.
Nov 14, 2018
Trends are connected. Economic growth, globalization, and technology have given rise to new centers of power. This is an age of big winners and big losers. The pace of change makes people anxious throughout the world. They find comfort in strongmen promising protection.