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Beat the Drum

There are some foreign-policy questions that require all the wisdom America’s leaders can summon—and some good luck as well. Responding to China’s emergence as a military and economic power, for instance, may prove as difficult for the international system as

Our Demographic Destiny
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Our Demographic Destiny

If dispassion is the tone best suited for writing about contentious ethnic and demographic issues, this lucid survey of the numbers question across much of the Northern Hemisphere deserves every plaudit. With palpable restraint and sometimes maddening equivocation, demographer Michael

Ah, Wilderness!
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Ah, Wilderness!

“Oh, for a lodge in some vast wilderness,

Some boundless contiguity of shade,

Where rumor of oppression and deceit,

Of unsuccessful or successful war.

Might never reach me more!”

—William Cowper

Having written books on the Balkans (Balkan Ghosts