The new Lhasa River Bridge: And the trains run on time.

In Tibet to Stay

China builds a spiffy police state.

Jul 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43 • By MAX BOOT



Against All Odds

A flourishing democracy takes root in South Africa.

Mar 22, 2004, Vol. 9, No. 27

Lunching with History

Max Boot, Boorstin booster.

Mar 15, 2004, Vol. 9, No. 26

The Bush Doctrine Lives

From the February 16, 2004 issue: The Kay findings point to its importance, not its demise.

Feb 16, 2004, Vol. 9, No. 22

Mars Inc.

From the January 22, 2004 Los Angeles Times: A cheaper way to go to the red planet.

11:00 PM, Jan 23, 2004

With Friends Like These . . .

From the January 1, 2004 Los Angeles Times: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are coddling fundamentalist fanatics.

11:00 PM, Jan 1, 2004

A Hole of Their Own

From the December 16, 2003 Los Angeles Times: What are Democrats to do now that Saddam has been caught?

11:00 PM, Dec 16, 2003

Japan's Memory Lapses

A visit to the war shrines of Tokyo.

Dec 1, 2003, Vol. 9, No. 12


From the October 23, 2003 USA Today: Peaceful regime change can set North Koreans free.

9:20 AM, Oct 27, 2003

Reconstructing Iraq

With the Marines in the south and the 101st Airborne in the north.

Sep 15, 2003, Vol. 9, No. 01

Short-Term Memory Loss

From the July 16, 2003 Los Angeles Times: The Democrats attacking George W. Bush over the "16 words" are forgetting what they said about the last president.

3:15 PM, Jul 16, 2003

Washington Needs a Colonial Office

From the July 2, 2003 Financial Times: Like the old British Colonial Office and India Colonial Office, America needs a way to manage its rebuilding efforts abroad.

12:00 AM, Jul 9, 2003

La Dolce Vita

Max Boot, ugly American.

Jun 16, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 39

Blair and Bush Aren't that Stupid

From the June 5, 2003 Los Angeles Times: Why would they lie, knowing postwar weapons searches were inevitable?

12:00 AM, Jun 6, 2003

Continental Divide

America needs a serious Europe policy.

Jun 9, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 38

America's Next Move

From the May 18, 2003 Sunday Times: The war on terror will be won not only on the battlefield but in schools.

12:00 AM, May 20, 2003


From the May 6, 2003 USA Today: There's no need for the United States to run away from the "I" word.

12:00 AM, May 7, 2003

What Next?

The foreign policy agenda beyond Iraq.

May 5, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 33

Good News

Operation Iraqi Freedom went about as well as anyone could have hoped. Why is the media so glum?

7:05 AM, Apr 15, 2003

The Marine as Writer

Anthony Swofford's tales of battle in the Gulf.

Apr 21, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 31

No Reason To Panic

From the April 1, 2003 Financial Times: There's no reason to panic, the war is going well.

5:20 AM, Apr 2, 2003

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