For all their differences, the new President and his predecessor are both committed to the same project: the US retreat from global leadership 

Alexis de Tocqueville: a mediocre minister but a memoirist of genius

Lionel Shriver’s latest novel is a a speculative spin on the disintegration of the United States

Can tikkun olam save the world?

The paradox of British democracy is that our unelected monarch safeguards our liberties better than an elected politician ever could

“Social justice” and the New Left’s takeover of academic institutions

The foreign policy of the last 15 years has been a disastrous oscillation between missionising and monkishness.

Might the world’s second-ranked player, Hikaru Nakamura, manage to emulate his countryman Bobby Fischer?

Henry Kissinger was often compared to Machiavelli but Niall Ferguson shows he was, at heart, an idealist

The 44th President of the United States replaced Pax Americana with a new world disorder. Will the 45th learn from his mistakes?