John F. Kennedy

George McGovern, 1922-2012: Is Decency in Politics Always Doomed?
October 21, 2012

McGovern's death reminds us of the longing for unapologetic good-government liberalism and its decimation in a fallen political world.

After Abbottabad: Navy SEALs and American Security
October 19, 2012

What's next for Navy's SEAL Team Six?

How John F. Kennedy's Appeasement Strategy Averted a Nuclear Holocaust
October 14, 2012

The real lesson of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Television Anchors’ Reign of Tyranny Over Presidential Debates Must End!
October 11, 2012

Jim Lehrer is a terrible debate moderator, but he's not the only one.

Russia Tries to Kill U.S. Democracy Promotion Once and For All
September 18, 2012

MOSCOW—When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived for the APEC summit in Vladivostok on September 8, there was one item on the agenda she was not expecting. Sitting down with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, the two discussed missile defense and Syria, talked about Iran’s quest to get a nuclear weapon. And then Lavrov dropped the bomb: USAID was to cease all operations inside the Russian Federation starting October 1. Four days later, the Russian Foreign Ministry delivered the news in writing. USAID, the government development agency started by John F.

The Meaninglessness of Debates
September 14, 2012

Political analysts argue that the debates will decide the election. But in the past 50 years, they haven't flipped the outcome once.

Clash of the Archetypes
August 24, 2012

Never mind all that nostalgia for 2008. Campaign 2012 is the most compelling election in years.

The Unabridged (But Sadly Unillustrated) History of Political Skinny-Dipping
August 20, 2012

Congressman Yoder is only one in a long line of skinny-dipping statesmen.

The Universalist
August 02, 2012

Before 2013 begins, catch up on the best of 2012. From now until the New Year, we will be re-posting some of The New Republic’s most thought-provoking pieces of the year. Enjoy. ALONZO KING is not a celebrity. He is virtually unknown outside the dance world, and even to insiders he is something of an outsider, a choreographer-monk working away with a small troupe of devoted dancers in San Francisco. It is not that his work has gone unrecognized: he has won dozens of awards and made ballets for companies as diverse as the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and the Royal Swedish Ballet.

The Austere Land
June 22, 2012

THE LAST FOUR YEARS have created what economists call a “natural experiment” in economic policy. As a consequence of deregulation and globalization, Britain and the United States experienced the financial crisis of 2008 in much the same way. Large parts of the banking system collapsed and had to be rescued; the real economy went into a nosedive and had to be stimulated. But after 2010, the United States continued to stimulate its economy, while Britain chose the stonier path of austerity.  The British are no more wedded to the idea of fiscal austerity than are the Americans.

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