How to Get Smart Again

The way we teach our children history has undermined our chances for success. A leading Harvard historian and NEWSWEEK columnist offers three ways to make it fun.

The Big Dither

Obama was right to back a no-fly zone over Libya. But he should have done it weeks ago.

How to Get Gaddafi

Memo to the president: organic revolutions, just like your Whole Foods arugula, need sunlight and watering. It's time for a new Helsinki, aimed at discrediting all of today's unfree states.

Ferguson: The Rise of Asia's Bachelor Generation

In 1927, Ernest Hemingway published a collection of short stories titled "Men Without Women." Today, less than a century later, it sums up the predicament of a rising proportion of mankind. According to the United Nations, there are far more men than women on the planet.

Ferguson: Selling Off Assets a Good Option for U.S.

In my favorite spaghetti Western, "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," there is a memorable scene that sums up the world economy today. Blondie (Clint Eastwood) and Tuco (Eli Wallach) have finally found the cemetery where they know the gold is buried.

The U.S.-China Economic Partnership Is Through

When does a rising power become a threat? There is seldom a single moment. A century ago, AngloGerman antagonism was still a relatively new phenomenon; an alliance between the two empires seemed plausible as late as 1899.