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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.
For all his bluster, Xi Jinping doesn’t want a war
By Jacob Heilbrunn
On the fiftieth anniversary of his death, it’s well worth revisiting his remarkable career
His rivals wait in the wings as the evidence against him mounts
Remembering Rafael Schächter, a conductor imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp
Fifty years on, the hero of Watergate has become little more than a stenographer
The late neoconservative thinker foresaw the culture wars to come
Putinism and Orbanism are toxic. It’s time to go West, posthaste
First Flight to Tokyo by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers reviewed
The Ukrainian president folds his country’s struggle for independence into the American saga
A new recording of a rare piece by Jean Sibelius is out
The president’s constant calling out has made it slightly more difficult for Putin to waltz in with impunity
A showdown with Russia is exactly what Biden wants and NATO needs
Both in Pittsburgh and Miami, I was struck by the rousing enthusiasm that the symphony and soloists evoked with their temerarious playing
The 45th president offers the 46th a cartoonish enemy that he can rally the nation against
Réginald-Jérôme de Mans evokes a Parisian world of glittering elegance
Is Bob Woodward overrated?
Tucker Carlson goes full truther
Springtime for liberal interventionists
Underestimate Joe Biden at your peril
What does the future hold for Donald Trump?
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