Can Israel’s Iron Wall Contain Hamas?
Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has tried to keep the Islamist group in check, but the situation in Gaza is as unstable as ever.
Poetry for the Masses
1,200 newly translated poems from Bertolt Brecht offer an unexpected survival guide for difficult times.
Germany’s New Politics of Cultural Despair
Will the return of the European far-right be the undoing of the West?
Did Camp David Doom the Palestinians?
A new diplomatic history argues that the United States, Egypt, and Israel prevented a Palestinian state from emerging. But leaders such as Yasser Arafat bear much of the blame.
A Story of Leadership and Fatal Missed Opportunity
A review of Prudence Bushnell’s new book on the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings.
Germany’s Return of the Repressed
The country’s far-right wants to revive ethnic nationalism. The left must come up with its own alternative.
The European Union Needs Its Own Charles de Gaulle
There’s nothing wrong with today’s EU that France’s legendary 20th-century leader didn’t see coming—and didn’t try to fix when he had the chance.
Les Monstres Among Us
Two French best-sellers draw warnings for the present from the stories of Hitler’s henchmen.
The Occupation as Entertainment
The second season of the acclaimed TV thriller “Fauda” obscures the dark realities of Israeli rule in the West Bank.
Who’s Afraid of Judith Shklar?
Meet the American philosopher who showed that Western politics could only move forward by first taking a step backward.
German TV Is Sanitizing History
A new wave of historical dramas is telling the wrong stories about the country’s past.
Thus Spoke Jordan Peterson
The best-selling psychologist isn't leading young men to salvation — he's delivering them to authoritarianism.
K Is for Kim Jong Un
Suki Kim's memoir about teaching in an elite North Korean school run by evangelical missionaries highlights the dangers and absurdities of life in a closed society.
You Can’t Handle The Truth
Sebastian Junger’s new documentary shows war as it really is: mundane and hero-less. Will anyone want to watch it?
To Boldly Go Across the Hexagonal Board
We play the board game in which Starfleet is a bunch of imperialist jerks.