Is Angela Merkel aiming to be the most successful Social Democratic Chancellor in German history?
Was the second half of the 20th century — when capitalism became entwined with democracy, the welfare state and liberalism — just an unusual interlude?
Has the United States sacrificed its founding and traditional values in its conduct of foreign policy?
How are the Democratic and Republican parties both complicit in turning the United States into a warfare/welfare state?
True or false: The U.S. and European welfare states are a whole lot closer in size than is commonly thought?
Are there sets of global or universal values? If so, are they sufficient in a globalized world?
Can Angela Merkel make the case for Germany to lead a deeper European integration process?
Why do armies and weapons pale in comparison to the financial markets as threats to a country's sovereignty?
How has the global financial crisis forced policymakers to reconsider the established economic conventional wisdom?