Mitt Romney and Republican Foreign Policy


I haven’t yet had a chance to read political scientist Colin Dueck’s recent history of post-World War II Republican foreign policy, Hard Line, but Ross Douthat summarizes its thesis in a way that makes clear its relevance for the current… Continue Reading  

Daniel Recaps Neo-Conservatism in Book Review

Our own Daniel Luban has just published a brilliant essay on the history, evolution and persistence of neo-conservatism by reviewing three relatively recent books for n+1 magazine, which is a real, hard-copy magazine that is actually available in bookstores and… Continue Reading  

Please, No More About the Freedom Agenda

Charles Krauthammer’s column does not get off to a good start: Voices around the world, from Europe to America to Libya, are calling for U.S. intervention to help bring down Moammar Gaddafi. Yet for bringing down Saddam Hussein, the United… Continue Reading  

More Silence from America’s “Democracy Promoters”

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how remarkably tongue-tied the US’s self-proclaimed champions of democracy promotion and human rights on the neoconservative right became in response to the protests against a US ally in Tunisia. Now, Jack Ross has… Continue Reading  

Will Pamela Geller Be Next?

Yesterday brought one of the most astonishing pieces of evidence yet of the Washington Post‘s slow-motion implosion. Apparently the Post has decided to bring Commentary‘s Jennifer Rubin on board to write a blog envisioned as a right-wing “companion to Greg… Continue Reading