Elisabeth Braw

Fostering social capital is a national-security issue

‘For now, the order of the day in Europe is “social distancing” to limit the spread of Covid-19. That threatens to accentuate fragmentation, not heal it’

Chords and discords

Musical excellence can blunt the edge of political disputes

The PhD Generals

In the 1980s, PhD students from the military, like David Petraus, were the exception. But academia and the US army increasingly intersect

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"