Joshua Muravchick

Joshua Muravchik is a scholar formerly at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and now a fellow at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University. He is an adjunct professor at the DC based Institute of World Politics.

recent articles

Dictatorships and Single Standards: How Western Resolve Toppled an Evil Empire

Jeane Kirkpatrick’s seminal article, “Dictatorships and Double Standards,” sounded an alarm about the entire direction of American foreign policy. Although the immediate issue addressed in the article was the contrast between the Carter administration’s antagonistic treatment of rightist dictators and its solicitude for leftist ones, Kirkpatrick’s larger concern was the crisis of spirit in America … Read more

How I Got Smart: A Young Marxist Throws in the Towel

From 1968 to 1973, I was the national chairman of the Young People’s Socialist League (YPSL), the youth section of the Socialist Party of Norman Thomas and Eugene V. Debs. Its creed was democratic socialism. The YPSL’s reaction to the New Left was ambivalent. Culturally we were part of it. We were radicals; we even … Read more

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