2The American Interest
The American Interest
7Symposium: The Sources of American Conduct
A panoramic analysis of Bush Administration policies. Short articlesby Francis Fukuyama, Josef Joffe, Anne Applebaum, Eliot Cohen,Glenn Loury, James Q. Wilson, Peter Berger, Ruth Wedgwoodand Walter Russell Mead are anchored by a spirited critique of the Administration’s perception of the historical moment:
37The Dilemma of the Last Sovereign
by Zbigniew Brzezinski
47A Conversation with Condoleezza Rice
The Secretary of State gets beneath the headlines to address the theory and practice of American statecraft.
58Asia’s Destiny, America’s Choice
by Kishore Mahbubani
Despite an enormous reservoir of goodwill for the United States in Asia, the Pacific Ocean seems to grow wider every day. Here’s a diag-nosis of the problem, and a plea for urgent care.
by Robert D. Kaplan
The American soldier fights for freedom, and for God. An “embed-ded” view of the code of personal conduct that motivates America’s warriors.
74“I Will Be Your Poet”: Walt Whitman’s America
by David Kirby Leaves of Grass
is 150 years old, but vibrant as ever. A fellow poet cele-brates Walt Whitman as America’s muse to the Kosmos, and thecraftsman of America’s own spirit.
80Suffer the Intellectuals
by Owen Harries
Western intellectuals are endlessly engaging and edifying. But when itcomes to capturing the trends that define present reality and gaugingthe shape of the future, they are uncannily wrong.