We'll Take You with Us, Swim or Drown

Our story today opens in a prison cell in Italy where a sickly, diminutive, brilliant, thirty-six-year-old fellow named Antonio Gramsci...

Orwell, Trump, and "Nazis"

In an essay entitled "Politics and the English Language," written in 1946, George Orwell argued that political disorder was inevitably...

McCabe and Mueller: Heroes or Villains?

History and literature are replete with examples of men and women who bravely risked their lives and their reputations for a cause that...

Globalization, Part I

Last week, when Gary Cohn resigned as head of the National Economic Council, President Trump light-heartedly described him as a...

Free Trade, Fair Trade, Corrupt Trade

For almost two decades now, we have been writing that corruption is a danger to the global order, and especially to global trade....

The Road to Serfdom Revisited.

If Jean-Jacque Rousseau is the patron saint of American liberals, which is a commonly held belief among educated conservatives, then we...

Do Deficits Matter?

Thirty-five years ago, in the summer of 1982, Edwin Dale, the senior spokesman for Reagan’s OMB Director David Stockman and well-known...