The new forgotten man
Ryan Streeter | National Review
Conservative policymakers need to rediscover that there is much more to the American economy than managers and workers. Dynamism is not a given, and if we do not intentionally cultivate it at the community level all across the country, the future will be bleaker for managers and workers alike. Read more.
The black-white divide in suspensions: What is the role of the family?
Nicholas Zill and W. Bradford Wilcox | Institute for Family Studies
Black students are more likely to get in trouble in school and to end up suspended, compared to white students. This racial disparity in school discipline is both a cause and consequence of enduring racial inequality in America. But what factors contribute to the suspension gap? Read more.
The Last Victorian Sage
Gertrude Himmelfarb, 1922–2019
AEI mourns loss of Gertrude Himmelfarb
Robert Doar | AEIdeas
The start of the new year was tempered and made somber and more serious by the loss of AEI’s great friend Gertrude Himmelfarb. Known to family and friends as Bea Kristol (1922–2019), she was a national treasure and a highly valued member of the AEI family for more than three decades. Full Story
The historian as moralist
Yuval Levin | National Review
To have achieved all that Gertrude Himmelfarb did professionally while also building a thriving family and amassing countless friends, readers, students, and admirers is the mark of an exceptional human being.
Walking humbly with Himmelfarb
Tal Fortgang | AEIdeas
Gertrude Himmelfarb: The American historian of liberalism
Flavio Felice | Tocqueville-Acton
Remembering Gertrude Himmelfarb with Yuval Levin
Yuval Levin | "Acton Line"
Remembering Gertrude Himmelfarb
Charles Murray | AEIdeas
Mexico: Demonstrators March Against Femicide. Protesters marched through Mexico City on Sunday to compel Mexican authorities to do more to address the killing of women. The demonstrators carried purple crosses, each one representing a murdered woman. Femicide, a gender motivated murder of a woman, kills nine women in Mexico each day according to the United Nations. BBC VOA News
Mackenzie Eaglen argues that with the current lack of women occupying senior-level positions in government, central institutions that make life-and-death decisions need people with a range of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives. Learn more here.
Getting the Story Right about Wargaming by ED McGrady
Getting the Most out of Your Wargame: Practical Advice for Decision-Makers by Elizabeth Bartels
Thinking Historically: A Guide for Strategy and Statecraft by Francis J. Gavin
Rereading Thucydides: Where are the Women?
By Kate Tollenaar, Strategy Bridge: "In 1994, John Keegan wrote, “If warfare is as old as history and as universal as mankind, we must now enter the supremely important limitation that it is an entirely masculine activity.”"
'I Run Wargames. Too Often, I Am the Only Woman in the Room
'RAND's Becca Wasser designs, runs, and manages wargames for U.S. military and government officials. In wargaming, you have to learn by doing, she says. But women face significant barriers to entering—and advancing in—the field. Why is it important to have gender diversity in wargaming? Without women leaders, designers, or players in these games, opportunities to uncover new and innovative strategies are falling by the wayside. Plus, she says: "If women have a place on the battlefield...then I have a place in wargaming." Read more »
Intel, Ethics, and Emerging Tech: Q&A with Cortney Weinbaum
Cortney Weinbaum studies topics related to intelligence and cyber policy as a senior management scientist at RAND. In this interview, she discusses challenges facing the intelligence community, the risks of using AI as a solution, and ethics in scientific research. Read more »