Jordan Michael Smith

We Aren’t the World

A new Wilson biography tries to resuscitate liberal internationalism. A tall order—but a necessary one.

Who Are Trump's Supporters?

Donald Trump’s boosters are examples of a phenomenon that the late Seymour Martin Lipset termed “working class authoritarianism.”

Foreign Policy and the Fear of Boredom

Michael Ignatieff worries that liberalism devolves into mere "managerial quietism" unless it is on a crusade. But there are worse things than some peace and quietism.

Dead Center

Obama's electoral wins and our shifting demographics portend a bright Democratic future. So why do centrists insist on fighting battles long won?

Alan Krueger and the Economics of Terrorism

Alan Krueger, the Princeton economist tapped today by President Obama to head the Council on Economic Advisers (CEA), is best known as a labor economist. But Krueger has done important work on other subjects—including terrorism.