William S. Smith

Europe

The American mess in the Ukraine

In early 2014, civil war broke out in the Donbass after a US-backed coup d’état

By William S. Smith

International

Why did Biden kill Keystone?

Biden’s call for a ‘foreign policy for the middle class’ suddenly looks laughable

By William S. Smith

Books

Dead letters

The Battle of the Classics: How a Nineteenth-Century Debate Can Save the Humanities Today by Eric Adler reviewed

By William S. Smith

Politics

What will a Biden administration do? Ask Rousseau

It is quite easy to predict the policy prescriptions of secular humanitarians

By William S. Smith

Faith

The sunset of secular Turkey

Let’s not pretend that Turkey wants to be a Western nation with Western values

By William S. Smith

Middle East

What is the US Navy doing in the Persian Gulf?

American policy has become decoupled from American national interests

By William S. Smith

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