Stephen Holmes

Stephen Holmes teaches at NYU School of Law and is the author of The Matador's Cape: America's Reckless Response to Terror.


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Our efforts will be self-defeating if we drive Sunni nationalists closer to ISIS. Read more

America and the World

Western Europe is being transformed by immigrants from the Islamic world. But they are not the enemy within. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Metastasizing organized crime, massive tax evasion, unregulated sales of missiles--the people of Russia and the world now have more to fear from the breakdown of the Russian state than from its power. Why liberty itself depends on competent government. Read more

America and the World


Textbooks tell us that a great gap separates classical from modern liberalism—James Madison from Franklin D. Roosevelt. Some conservatives say modern liberals betrayed the earlier tradition, and some progressives agree. But the continuities are fundamental, as is evident from a careful analysis of five key ideas: state power, interests, rights, democracy, and welfare. Read more

Money, Politics and Power