Paula Broadwell, a Hanger-On in King Petraeus’s Court
November 14, 2012
Paula Broadwell was the kind of hanger-on whose arrival heralds a meritocracy in decline.
Why Won’t the Military Take Troop-on-Troop Rape Seriously?
October 24, 2012
A powerful new documentary indicts the U.S. military for its inaction on the problem of soldiers raping soldiers.
After Abbottabad: Navy SEALs and American Security
October 19, 2012
What's next for Navy's SEAL Team Six?
How Many Constitutions Can Liberals Have?
October 19, 2012
The strange theory of twelve constitutions in one.
Military grumblers vs. Clinton
October 12, 2012
The star debate moderator Martha Raddatz wrote for TNR in 1998 on the occasion of Clinton's impeachment. Here's her article:
The Man Who Took on the Wall Street Blob
September 10, 2012
In a new book, a former Senate insider and lobbying kingpin spills the beans on how Wall Street throws its weight around Washington.
Inside Syria’s Fracturing Rebellion
August 30, 2012
JEBEL ZAWIYA, SYRIA—The unglamorous municipal building, on which black daubs evince graffiti wars between the regime (“Bashar Assad or the country burns!”) and the opposition (“Leave, oh Bashar!”) did not look fit for a king. But it was immediately obvious when the man in the pressed green khakis strode in that we were in the presence of a leader. Men who had been sitting around in the room chatting fell silent. The leather chair behind the desk was seamlessly vacated.
A Serial Killer Movie You Can’t Watch in America
August 24, 2012
It is called The Black Panther, and for the moment at least it cannot be seen in America. I daresay it deserves another title, now, one that avoids suggestions of horror or intimations of radical black politics. There is horror in this movie, though our standards for that genre have changed so much since 1977, when the film very briefly opened in Britain.