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Foreign Policy & National Security
December 3, 2012
Volume 18, Number 12
In Praise of Half Measures
Win the Winnable
The West Fights Back
Why Romney Lost the ‘Asian Vote’
Drill down into the numbers, and it’s not a surprise.
Winners & Losers
The Gaza war and its fallout.
After the Tumult and the Shouting
A dyspeptic election.
By the Rivers of . . . Quebec?
The cheap, green answer to our electricity needs.
Charity Begins in China
The good works done by Christians after the 2008 earthquake have led Beijing to ease up on private philanthropy
JILLIAN KAY MELCHIOR
Books & Arts
Winston’s Table Talk
Churchill and the art of delicious conversation.
TRACY LEE SIMMONS
A Cuban-American cop gets caught in a web of allegiances.
Jolly Old St. Nick
His generosity and wonderworking were fabled in Christendom.
The Civil War at Sea
How the Navy came of age in the War Between the States.
JOSEPH F. CALLO
Exiled in Europe
Joseph Roth’s real home was the German language.
Kings of the Jingle
How music and commerce combine to make America.
Exploring the human instinct to live after death.
Two posthumous gifts from a master entertainer.
JON L. BREEN
Douglas of the West
He was not called ‘the Little Giant’ for nothing.
Reason for Rhyme
The lost art of memorizing (and reciting) verse.
WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD
Heap Big Irony
Philip Terzian salutes a conservative Indian
Hostess with the Mostest
Laurels and Hardy
Flush with Success?
A revealing email from the Taliban