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2016: The Theory Behind a Very Bad Year (and It’s Only Half Over)

The pace of violent and chaotic events around the world is speeding up. That’s probably not a coincidence.

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Remembering War (IV): What stays with me now are the fragments

Best Defense is in summer reruns. Here is an item that originally ran on December 4, 2015.

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The horse & the gun: I think mobility and firepower are at the core of our history

Best Defense is in summer reruns. Here is an item that originally ran on December 1, 2015.

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‘The Comanche Empire’: A book that changed how I understand our history

Best Defense is in summer reruns. Here is an item that originally ran on November November 24, 2015.

Argument

Stronger In! (The British Empire)

A colonial Remainer on why the Declaration of Independence was a huge mistake.

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The Other 4th of July

America’s Independence Day has a fraught history in the Philippines.

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Around the World in 40 Books

Headed to Rio, Paris, or Cape Town this summer? We asked distinguished writers and thinkers to pick their favorite books about 20 of the world’s great cities.

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Blame Erdogan for the Istanbul Airport Attack

A cynical strategy of supporting Islamists and playing enemies off one another has put his own nation’s security at risk.

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Were the Comanches stronger than the U.S. military in the early 19th century?

I’ve never seen a comparison, but some of my recent reading begins to make me suspect that was the case.

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