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Carnes Lord is a professor of naval and military strategy at the U.S. Naval War College and editor of the Naval War College Press. The book China Goes to Sea: Maritime Transformation in Comparative Historical Perspective, which he co-authored, will be released July 1, 2009.
Articles by Carnes Lord
Bureaucracy and technology too often seem to crowd out the actions of individuals; this is particularly true in war.
America's rhetoric problem reflects a wider cultural malaise.
Is Trump Machiavellian?
The situation in the Middle East is a greater indictment of American foreign policy than Vietnam.
What stakes does the United States have in the Middle East?
Carnes Lord reviews "Mayday: The Decline of American Naval Supremacy," by Seth Cropsey.
Digging Up a New Past
A review of Decision Points, by George W. Bush
Government work in the 21st century.
The story of how Thatcher, Reagan, and the Pope contributed to fall of the Soviet Union.
A review of Duty Bound: Responsibility and American Public Life, by Mark Blitz
A review of Nelson: Love and Fame, by Edgar Vincent
A review of Aristotle and Modern Politics: The Persistence of Political Philosophy, edited by Aristide Tessitore
America's flirtation with the notion of empire and international and domestic resistance.