Article Archive

Washington’s Pax Americana Cartel

How can you trust an establishment that so easily succumbs to fantasies of global hegemony and go-it-alone militarism?

May 21, 2018

Max Boot Resurrects the Lansdale Legend

If only we’d listened to an eccentric CIA operative, we might have won the Vietnam War.

March 16, 2018

American Stalinism Then and Now

The left has readopted its 1930s purge-happy mindset, in spirit if not in substance.

March 7, 2018

Trump’s Military Parade: Toy Soldiers Made Large-as-Life

In a weird way, his militaristic proposal captures something important about our present moment.

February 15, 2018

A Requiem for Vietnam

Today is the anniversary of the fall of Saigon–and here is what writers from George Kennan to Gore Vidal had to say about it in 1975.

February 7, 2018

Trump’s National Defense Strategy Has the Pentagon Popping Champagne

Along with the entire the military-industrial complex.

January 24, 2018

President Trump’s ‘Friends’ in Saudi Arabia

Is the United States becoming a patsy for the Kingdom?

January 15, 2018

The Real News We Ignore at Our Peril

This is the threat to our democracy, not Fake News. And Exhibit A is our failed war in Afghanistan.

January 11, 2018

Learning From Churchill

“Darkest Hour” is latest retelling of the heroic Churchill parable, routinely celebrated by American politicians and pundits.

January 5, 2018

The Woeful Inadequacy of Never-Trumpism

Max Boot and Eliot Cohen can’t figure out why Trump was elected in the first place.

January 3, 2018

When Washington Assured Russia NATO Would Not Expand

How America’s failure to honor a 1990 commitment led to many of today’s global crises.

December 20, 2017

No, the “Long War” Didn’t Fail Because of American Democracy

Refuting the latest excuse from some national security professionals.

December 4, 2017

The End of Endism?

Almost three decades after “the end of history” thesis emerged, the problems of modernity remain.

November 16, 2017

More ‘Fake News,’ Alas, From the New York Times

Manafort isn’t the only villain in this establishment fairy tale.

November 8, 2017

Times Twofer: McCain and Friedman Go Off the Deep End

Their latest ramblings say much about the crisis facing our elites.

October 30, 2017

John McCain’s Tired Dogma

The guy who’s learned nothing attacks the guy who knows nothing.

October 19, 2017

Why You Should Read These Military Classics

They tell us much about service life and futile imperial adventures.

October 16, 2017

Foreign Policy ‘Realists’ Hit Nerve With Establishment Elite

Attack on Mearsheimer and others comes perilously close to a McCarthyite smear.

September 20, 2017

Seven Steps to a Saner U.S. Policy Towards North Korea

But is the Trump Administration too dysfunctional to grasp this?

September 8, 2017

Robert E. Lee at West Point

A Memo to the ‘Supe’

August 19, 2017