A review of To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party, by Heather Cox Richardson.
Gerard Alexander is associate professor of political science at the University of Virginia and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
Articles by Gerard Alexander
A review of Fortunes of Change: The Rise of the Liberal Rich and the Remaking of America, by David Callahan
Christopher Caldwell and the neoconservative view of Europe.
Is America's relative power ebbing in the face of advances by other countries?
What anti-Americanism means, what causes it, and how much it even matters.
Global poverty and the lackluster results of foreign aid.
Why aren't more Americans voting?
Why the European Right is so left.
American-European relations after the Cold War.
How should Western democrats deal with dictatorships?
Bush, anti-neoconservatives, and anti-anti-neoconservatism.
Left and Right illustrations of the polarization of U.S. foreign policy.
The truth about the Southern Strategy.
Remembering the Soviet gulags...
The British experience suggests that, to be effective, ideas must be complemented by other kinds of causal accounts.