American culture has run with the concept of the autonomous individual as no other culture has ever done. But that sense of autonomy has been deteriorating for at least a half-century—in part because Americans have lost religion.
- Terminal Sclerosis by Charles Murray
Can American innovation survive the paralysis of American government? A reply to my respondents.
- Fear of Falling by Walter Russell Mead
How global competition can spur technological innovation and keep America (and Israel) dynamic.
- Will Israel Have What It Takes? by Ran Baratz
Thanks to a mix of old values—mutual responsibility—and new ones—individual freedom—Israel is thriving; but challenges loom.
- The Course of Cultural Genius by Dean Keith Simonton
Why some cultures rise while others fall, and still others revive—a brief survey.