From The National Interest, is liberal interventionism dead? John Allen Gay wants to know; Naazneen Barma, Ely Ratner, and Steven Weber on the mythical liberal order; Leon Hadar on the arrogance of universal democracy; and lessons from the British Empire: Jordan Michael Smith reviews Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain by John Darwin. Andrew Hobbs reviews The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture by Jared Gardner. Brad Plumer on eight facts about terrorism in the United States. Institutional Investor’s alpha is out with its annual ranking (The Rich List) of top hedge fund earners, which always provokes meditation on our upper class — Doug Henwood on money porn. Jonathan Chait on how America’s crappy political system killed background checks (and more). Don't like what happened to the gun bill? Blame the Senate, not just the senators.