April 2018

A Thin Red Ethical Line in Global Policing

By Roberto Quiroga Chavez – Interventionism is a diplomatic ideal that recommends and is proactive about stepping into global affairs when perceived “bad actors” break—or sometimes just have been alleged to break—international law. In the international…



When will the Trump transition end?

Heath Brown in The Hill – “Figuring out the end of the transition period for a new administration has always been a puzzle to political scientists. Since 1937 and the ratification of the 20th amendment…


The Botch of the Human Body

Nathan H. Lents in the Wall Street Journal: “Over the past decade, geneticists and biologists have learned more about our evolution than we ever thought possible. Not all of it is pretty. For example, the…


The Girl on the Velvet Swing

The following is from Simon Baatz’s The Girl on the Velvet Swing. In 1901, Evelyn Nesbit, sixteen, a chorus girl in the musical Florodora, met the architect, Stanford White, after moving to New York.  They spent many evenings together,…