Leslie H. Gelb, president emeritus of the Council of Foreign Relations, takes aim at the rejuvenated neocons and puts forward an alternative path for progressive policy-makers to follow.
Elsewhere in the issue: Margo Schlanger looks at our the national-security state in the wake of Snowden’s revelations and argues that we don’t need more privacy laws—we need more civil libertarians in government. Samuel Bagenstos examines disability policy and offers ideas on expanding help for the disabled when they reach adulthood. Rich Yeselson dives deep into the work of the New Left historians and reckons with their legacy on contemporary debates. And historian Rick Perlstein responds to Jacob Weisberg’s review of his book.
In the books section, Matthew Duss explores the fraught topic of American progressives and Israel. Linda Robinson writes on the drone revolution. Lee Drutman reviews Zephyr Teachout’s new book on corruption. Beth A. Simmons offers a defense of human rights law. And Christine Rosen assesses Nicholas Carr’s new book on what automation is doing to us.