From The National Interest, Robert D. Kaplan on the tragedy of U.S. foreign policy; and Robert W. Merry on America's default foreign policy. Jeremi Suri reviews Rethinking Anti-Americanism: The History of an Exceptional Concept in American Foreign Relations by Max Paul Friedman. America not an empire, really? Thomas Bender reviews American Umpire by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman. Does framing world capitalism in terms of “American empire” help us think about how the rise of finance has changed class relationships? Dick Bryan and Mike Rafferty investigate. Syria is a very minor blip in the course of US foreign policy. Restor≠ing “Amer≠ica the Brave”: Rob Ivory on a roadmap to a new kind of American leadership. How should the United States wield power in a changing world? Jim Glassman interviews Joseph Nye, author of The Future of Power, and Robert Kagan, author of The Return of History and the End of Dreams. America, Limited: David Rothkopf on how the U.S. went from the world's CEO to just another shareholder. Rosa Brooks on the case for American propaganda: Complain all you want — but Uncle Sam produces better journalism than most of you yahoos. Michael Vlahos on why Americans love bombardment: Has justice through retribution become the new American virtue? The first chapter from The Empire Trap: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas, 1893-2013 by Noel Maurer. Micah Zenko on a translation guide to foreign policy gibberish.