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by | Apr 2, 2011

There are good bureaucracies and there are bad bureaucracies, but they all share at least one thing: Parkinson’s Law. They will expand over time, regardless of the workload. NATO was always a good bureaucracy, at least during the Cold War….

by | Feb 5, 2011

THERE’S AN OLD GAME played by ideologues called Predict the Other Side’s Demise. “Conservatism is dead, once and for all,” declared the New York Times when Goldwater lost to LBJ in 1964-and NBC’s Chet Huntley added, just to drive a…

by | Dec 4, 2010

A great deal will have been written about the 2010 election by the time our readers receive this issue of The American Spectator. Such lag time is just one of the downsides of publishing a monthly magazine — a downside…

by | Nov 6, 2010

As this is written, in early October, poll numbers indicate that the left will suffer a stunning defeat on Election Day. Whether either house of Congress is wrested from the liberals is of less concern than the fact that the…

by | Oct 18, 2010

Afghanistan is often called the “graveyard of empires.” It is also Barack Obama’s Achilles’ heel. He has nobody to blame but himself. Afghanistan has little strategic value and the war is one of choice rather than necessity. Now, at the…

by | Oct 1, 2010

“Albania? Why, of all the places to go in the world, would you choose to go to Albania?” That was the usual response from friends when they learned I’d just come back from this forgotten corner of Europe. I have…

by | Sep 1, 2010

The liberal elite has been redefined. Call it the Ruling Class, and the rest of us the Country Class. In the last issue we published one of the longest pieces ever to appear in The American Spectator, Angelo Codevilla’s “America’s…

by | Dec 5, 2009

Whom is the president listening to, and what is he being told? Judging from those we’ve read about in the past several months, it is a scary thought indeed. Presidents always get lots of advice from many quarters, but there…

by | Jul 4, 2009

I recall thinking after reading Paul Johnson’s Modern Times that if I could remember everything that was in it, I’d never have to read another book again. Not only is it a grand history of the 20th century, but along…

by | Jun 6, 2009

We have heard more than we needed to know about the First 100 Days, not to mention the Next 100 Days, and the Next, and the Next. The rock star president has been compared to everybody from Bill Clinton to…

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