Occasional Essays

Why Presidents Love Foreign Affairs,” New York Times, September 21, 2012.

Republicans vs. The World,” The Spectator, November 6, 2011.

The Loudest F One Can Earn,” Chronicle of Higher Education, July 3, 2011.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Zombies,” Chronicle of Higher Education, February 13, 2011.

China Isn’t Beating the U.S.“  Foreign Policy, January/February 2011. 

Why Wikileaks is Bad for Scholars,” Chronicle of Higher Education, December 5, 2010.

A World of Ignorance,” The Spectator, October 23, 2010.

Off Target,” The New Republic, May 27, 2010.

The Paranoid Style in World Politics,” The Spectator, May 5, 2010.

Uncle Sam vs. the Dragon,” The Spectator, February 17, 2010.

Public Intellectuals 2.0.”  Chronicle of Higher Education, November 14, 2008.

Methodological Confusion.”  Chronicle of Higher Education, February 22, 2008. 

The Trouble With Blogs.”  Chronicle of Higher Education, July 28, 2006.

The Soccer Wars,” Washington Post, June 4, 2006.

So, You Want to Buy a Strategic American Company….Slate, February 28, 2006.

Confessions of a Scholar-Blogger,” University of Chicago Magazine, March 2005.

Where Did All the Jobs Go?  Nowhere.”  New York Times, September 29, 2004.

Bush the Bumbler.”  Slate, December 17, 2003.