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Daniel Luban is a postdoctoral associate at Yale University. He holds a PhD in politics from the University of Chicago and was formerly a correspondent in the Washington bureau of Inter Press Service.





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A Method to the Madness?

Published on February 1st, 2017 | by

by Daniel Luban The executive order that Donald Trump signed last Friday was a shock but not entirely a surprise. The outlines of the order—which temporarily denied entry to the U.S. to all refugees as well ...

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Iraq

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Yes, Bush Lied

Published on May 21st, 2015 | by

by Daniel Luban In recent days, several Republican presidential candidates and pundits have suggested that the George W. Bush administration’s 2003 decision to invade Iraq was justified on the basis of “what we knew then,” not ...

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Syria

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Syria, “Revolution,” and the Left

Published on December 2nd, 2013 | by

by Daniel Luban The last couple months have seen the spread of a particular argument about the war in Syria among members of the self-described “anti-imperialist” left. This line of thought argues that the war (along ...

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Egypt

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What a Difference a Week Makes

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by

by Daniel Luban Charles Krauthammer, July 1, denouncing the Obama administration for refusing to speak out against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi: “Obama the bystander again. Here are the Egyptians in the millions, out on the street, ...

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