Wilson Shirley
Wilson Shirley

Wilson Shirley is a public policy professional based in Washington, DC.

The Tales Of Adventure And Romance Behind World War II’s Flying Tigers

A new history by Sam Kleiner, ‘The Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan,’ tells the story of how some of America’s most legendary pilots and mercenaries helped win World War II.

What Keeps America From Civil War Is Not Markets But Shared First Principles

Jay Cost’s recent article in National Review attempts to answer an increasingly important question about why and how the United States remains united, but he misses something.

Review: The Rise Of The Asian Superpowers Isn’t Inevitable

In ‘The End of the Asian Century,’ Michael Auslin argues the West isn’t paying enough attention to the political, demographic, and economic risks that threaten Asia’s growing influence in world affairs.

Amy Chua Dissects What Happens When Tribalism Comes To America

Yale professor Amy Chua’s new book, ‘Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations,’ raises important questions about the destructive effects of rising tribalism in American politics.

How Free Speech Makes The Modern University Possible

In his new book, ‘Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech,’ Princeton professor Keith Whittington highlights a variety of compelling historical arguments demonstrating that free speech created modern universities as we know it.