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Jacob Heilbrunn

Jacob Heilbrunn is the editor of the National Interest and a Spectator contributing editor. He is also the author of They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Neocons.

Politics

It’s Midge Decter’s Republican Party now

The late neoconservative thinker foresaw the culture wars to come

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

Conservatives need to forget about Hungary

Putinism and Orbanism are toxic. It’s time to go West, posthaste

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Music

Messenger service

First Flight to Tokyo by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers reviewed

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

Zelensky basks in the world’s spotlight

The Ukrainian president folds his country’s struggle for independence into the American saga

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Music

Sibelius speaks

A new recording of a rare piece by Jean Sibelius is out

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Europe

Biden is ‘convinced’ Putin will invade Ukraine. Is Putin?

The president’s constant calling out has made it slightly more difficult for Putin to waltz in with impunity

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Europe

Springtime for liberal interventionists

A showdown with Russia is exactly what Biden wants and NATO needs

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Music

Get with the program

Both in Pittsburgh and Miami, I was struck by the rousing enthusiasm that the symphony and soloists evoked with their temerarious playing

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

Biden’s Capitol speech shows how much he needs Trump

The 45th president offers the 46th a cartoonish enemy that he can rally the nation against

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Book Review

Style and substance

Réginald-Jérôme de Mans evokes a Parisian world of glittering elegance

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Music

Wynton’s works

Wynton Marsalis has not allowed tradition to become self-serving traditionalism

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

Liz Cheney’s high noon

The neocon ogress finds her voice on the January 6 commission

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Music Review

Roy Hargrove doubles up

For anyone looking for a stocking stuffer for the aficionado — or merely the lover — of good music, here it is

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

Steve Bannon’s indictment tightens the noose

The January 6 commission is closing the ring on Trump and his cabal

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

Sleep is Joe Biden’s superpower

The president is not the first world leader to know the value of a good nap

By Jacob Heilbrunn

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