Ancient patterns and precedents in political geography, social compact formation, religion, and the regional state system help us today to manage uncertainty and seize diplomatic opportunity.
Americans hold different ideas about the causes of war, but public discussion of the question of what Christian ethics requires of the United States has largely been ignored.
The House and Senate resolutions to prohibit military attacks on Iran have little chance of restricting the ability of the executive branch to do so.
For the proposal to work, the House leadership and Speaker Nancy Pelosi would need to be serious about reigning in presidential war powers.
In the political realm, debauchery is less characterized by the sensual vices than by an overzealous desire for power.
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