Essays

Thinking about Trump

Morality, politics, and the presidency.

On the Natural Law of War and Peace

A guide for statesmen and warriors.

The Vietnam War Revisited

Why the conventional history is wrong.

These Honored Dead

How the Vietnam Veterans Memorial succeeded despite itself.

What's the Matter with Congress?

Why it’s hard to make Congress great again.  

Hail, Mommsen

A German historian's tribute to Rome.

The Tragic Sense

What Joseph Conrad knew.