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Is the World Moving 'Beyond Liberal Democracy'?
Rowan Callick  | 14 Dec 2006

The earlier rise of authoritarian, Confucianesque "Asian values" promoted by south east Asian leaders bit the dust, rightly so, when the region's economies hit the wall in 1997. But the concept is now returning with a vengeance, far more powerfully fuelled this time - by the leaders of China who are investing millions of dollars in a global chain of Confucian Institutes.

The People Have Spoken - For Higher Energy Costs?
Ben Lieberman  | 14 Dec 2006

Will the incoming Congressional majority misread their mandate from the American people? On energy policy they are off to an incredibly fast start.

The Year's Important Books of War and Technology
Austin Bay  | 14 Dec 2006
Glenn Reynolds, Michael Totten, Max Boot and more!
What's Really Happening in the Economy?
David R. Henderson  | 13 Dec 2006

How often have you heard that the vast majority of families' incomes in the United States are rising little or not at all, that the middle class is shrinking, that real wages are stagnating, that the top 20%, or 5%, or 1% are getting the lion's share of the gains in the U.S. economy? David Henderson with the first of three parts that explains what's really going on in the American economy.

The Global Poor Are Getting Richer, Faster
James Peron  | 13 Dec 2006

Uplifting News Flash! For the next 25 years, the World Bank estimates in a new report, developing nations will increase their wealth by an average of 3.1 percent per year, above their average of 2.1 percent for the last 25 years. "That rate of increase will produce average per capita incomes in the developing world of $11,000 by 2030, compared with $4,800 today, roughly the level of the Czech Republic today."

Pinochet, The Man in Full
Alvaro Vargas Llosa  | 13 Dec 2006
The Augusto Pinochet saga is probably far from over -- Latin American politics is one big room filled with ghosts from the past -- but the death of the Chilean dictator at least gives us a chance to recapitulate the most important lessons from his country's recent history.
Counternarratives and the Grunt
Josh Manchester  | 12 Dec 2006
When it comes to ground forces, the American press has a standard template for wartime narratives. But the Standard Narrative's days may be numbered.
The Culture of Caudillismo
Alvaro Vargas Llosa  | 12 Dec 2006

I am often asked why a government as authoritarian and corrupt as that of Hugo Chavez wins elections. In my five trips to Venezuela since Chavez took office eight years ago, I have come to a conclusion that many Venezuelans suffer something akin to Stockholm syndrome.

Jailed for a Blogpost
Dalia Ziada & Jese Sage  | 11 Dec 2006

In a cramped jail cell in Alexandria, Egypt, sits a soft-spoken 22-year-old student. Kareem Amer was remanded to over a month in prison for allegedly "defaming the President of Egypt" and "highlighting inappropriate aspects that harm the reputation of Egypt." Where did Amer commit these supposed felonies? On his weblog.