A country’s survival during a crisis depends on the credibility of its government.
Bret Stephens"What happens when we have our own Chernobyl, or another 9/11, or something worse, and the credibility of government becomes essential to the survival of the state? What happens when the word of the president actually matters?"
Under Trump, Uncle Sam no longer puts up his fists in defense of Lady Liberty.
Bret Stephens'The efficient authoritarianism that is supposed to be the secret to China’s global ascendancy is being exposed for what it is — a state whose greatest fear is the conscience of those marching in Hong Kong’s streets." My column in @nytopinion
Flags with Jewish stars are not allowed, but Palestinian flags are accepted.
Bret StephensHere's a question for Twitter (for once, I'm curious to see the responses). Why are the organizers of the DC Dyke March who've banned Jewish symbols (but not Palestinian ones) any less revolting than Richard Spencer?
Bret Stephens.@SohrabAhmari was, and I hope will remain, my friend. But his political outlook has taken a turn that I think is not only spectacularly wrong but also dangerous. My @nytopinion column explains why