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Power and Weakness... and perspective

It's hard to believe, but ten years ago Robert Kagan published "Power and Weakness" in the pages of Policy Review.  Coming on the heels of the invasion of Afghanistan and the start of the Iraq debate, Kagan's essay seemed to crystallize the state of the transatlantic relationship back in the day.  To celebrate it's 10th anniversary, Policy Review has come out with a special issue devoted to the essay, asking a variety of smart people to weigh in.
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Khaled Diab: The Invasion of Iraq and the Clash Within Civilizations

News / International Affairs : Huffington Post: World Blog (2 years ago)

In an incredibly influential essay published 20 years ago in Foreign Affairs, the late Samuel P. Huntington first outlined his clash of civilizations theory, which he later elaborated on and fleshed out in a book published in 1996. Read Post

Thinking Like A Fox

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (2 years ago)

Sixty years ago Isaiah Berlin published his famous essay on Tolstoy, “The Hedgehog and the Fox,” in which he declared, “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” Robert Zaretsky believes the philosopher shoul... Read Post

Watch What You Write

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (2 years ago)

10 years ago, Robert Kagan wrote an essay making the now-infamous "Americans are from Mars, Europeans are from Venus" analogy. In a review symposium, Kagan reflects on the piece's influence - and weaknesses: Ten years ago, when I wr... Read Post


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