This July and August we’re revisiting some of the best long reads from the Foreign Affairs archives. Find the complete list of summer reads below.
Jill Lepore on the centuries-long struggle to define what it means to be American.
Stephen Kotkin on Hitler, Stalin, and how the German-Soviet non-aggression pact fell apart.
Ray Takeyh on the mythology around the U.S. role in Iran’s 1953 coup.
Jieun Baek on how illicit foreign media is undermining North Korean state propaganda.
George Packer on Vietnam, Afghanistan, and how Washington repeats its foreign policy mistakes.
Tom Nichols on the danger of seeing ignorance as a virtue.
Richard J. Evans on Germany’s reckoning with the Nazi era.
Francis Fukuyama on the new tribalism and the crisis of democracy.
Stacey Y. Abrams; John Sides, Michael Tesler, and Lynn Vavreck; and Jennifer A. Richeson respond to Francis Fukuyama’s “Against Identity Politics.”
Robert Sapolsky on the biological underpinnings of us-versus-them thinking.
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