Papers & Studies

The US colossus with feet of clay

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

In an article on TheGlobalist.com, IWP Adjunct Professor Norman Bailey surveys the rise and fall of the "Pax Americana" of the post-Cold War era.  He asserts that the current crises troubling the US position in world affairs is because "we lost sight of and allegiance to the timeless principles of which the country was founded ... from 1776 to the day before yesterday."  {read more}

Chodakiewicz comments on Poland's recent tragedy

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Academic Dean and current holder of The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies Marek Chodakiewicz comments on the recent Polish plane tragedy in his paper, "Whose fault?"    {read more}

Alumnus Duggan writes from Prague on the Four Vaclavs

Publication Date: 21 September 2009

IWP alumnus Joseph P. Duggan (MA, 2007), a former presidential speechwriter and State Department official, surveys contemporary issues in the Czech Republic through the lens of four pivotal figures in Czech history, all named Václav.  Duggan's essay appeared originally on AmericanSpectator.com.  {read more}

The nature and future of communism

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009

In this essay, IWP Academic Dean and Kosciuszko Professor of Polish Studies Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz briefly presents some of the crucial intellectual foundations of communism, and proceeds to examine its continuing role in world affairs.  {read more}

Muravchik writes on "The Abandonment of Democracy"

By Joshua Muravchik

Publication Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2009

IWP Adjunct Professor Joshua Muravchik suggests that Barack Obama's "Cairo oration [of June 4, 2009] was a culmination of the themes of Obama's early months. He had blamed America for the world financial crisis, global warming, Mexico's drug wars, for 'failure to appreciate Europe's role in the world,' and in general for 'all too often' trying 'to dictate our terms.' He had reinforced all this by dispatching his Secretary of State on what the New York Times dubbed a 'contrition tour' of Asia and Latin America. Now he added apologies for overthrowing the government of Iran in 1953, and for treating the Muslim countries as 'proxies' in the Cold War 'without regard to their own aspirations.'  {read more}

IWP professor reexamines 1989's events

By Joshua Muravchik

Publication Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2009

In this essay, IWP Adjunct Professor Joshua Muravchik reviews the events of 1989, and suggests that despite subsequent developments the international political situation remains characterized primarily by the consequences of twenty years ago.  {read more}

Duggan: The Greatest "Pro" of All

Publication Date: Friday, May 15, 2009

US-Vatican Relations: 25th Anniversary and a New President

By Timothy R. Stebbins

Publication Date: Spring 2009

Genocide prevention by one condottiere

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: Friday, May 1, 2009

In this essay, published originally in the January/February issue of the magazine Serviam, Dr. Chodakiewciz notes: "Genocide prevention is about neutralizing regimes and groups fostering mass murder through their ideologies and actions. In the West, most conceptualize genocide prevention in terms of education, lobbying, and humanitarian assistance....  Meanwhile, people are dying and even the best "road map" can't stop it fast enough. But I knew someone who did in Congo almost 50 years ago."  {read more}

Duggan: The Icon and the Battle-Axe

Publication Date: 31 March 2009

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