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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.

Campaign 2022

Donald Trump, accidental Paul Revere

No one has done more to alert us to the perils of a demagogic cult leader

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Law

Steve Bannon is off to the slammer

As he’s sentenced for defying the January 6 Committee, all eyes now turn to Trump

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

The Trump subpoena probably won’t matter much

The real threat to the former president remains Merrick Garland

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Music

A visit to Louis Armstrong’s old home

In any assessment of jazz’s founding fathers, he has to stand as the most influential figure

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Russia

Biden goes nuclear

Alluding to ‘Armageddon,’ the president has become a warlord by proxy

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Russia

Did Russia sabotage its own pipelines?

And has it made a huge mistake?

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Europe

Giorgia Meloni is no springtime for Italian fascism

Italy’s new populist leader is a symptom of European ills

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

Trump flails around for a lifeline

The louder he bellows, the faster Democrats rise in the polls

By Jacob Heilbrunn

China

Pelosi is right to put China on notice

For all his bluster, Xi Jinping doesn’t want a war

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Music

The underrated Kenny Dorham

On the fiftieth anniversary of his death, it’s well worth revisiting his remarkable career

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

The January 6 committee is dismantling Trump

His rivals wait in the wings as the evidence against him mounts

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Music

A concert begun in darkness

Remembering Rafael Schächter, a conductor imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

Is Bob Woodward overrated?

Fifty years on, the hero of Watergate has become little more than a stenographer

By Jacob Heilbrunn

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

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