Essays

Thinking about Trump

Morality, politics, and the presidency.

On the Natural Law of War and Peace LOCK-ICON

A guide for statesmen and warriors.

The Vietnam War Revisited

Why the conventional history is wrong.

These Honored Dead LOCK-ICON

How the Vietnam Veterans Memorial succeeded despite itself.

What's the Matter with Congress? LOCK-ICON

Why it’s hard to make Congress great again.  

Hail, Mommsen LOCK-ICON

A German historian's tribute to Rome.

The Tragic Sense LOCK-ICON

What Joseph Conrad knew.