Author Archives: Daniel Larison

About Daniel Larison

Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and is a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Dallas. Follow him on Twitter.

McDonough’s Absurd Israel Claim

No wonder the head of Israel’s government believes he can do whatever he wants in his dealings with the U.S.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Antiwar Eastwood. Asawin Suebsaeng reports on Clint Eastwood’s antiwar views and how …

Netanyahu’s Consequence-Free Stunt

His mismanagement of the relationship with the U.S. hasn’t cost him or Israel anything.

A Rubio Bid Is Bad for Rubio and Bush

It doesn’t make much sense for Rubio to launch a bid, but he’s doing it anyway.

Netanyahu Isn’t Likely to Pay a “Price”

Netanyahu seems not to have suffered for any of his obnoxious behavior, nor is he likely to.

The Politics of “Credibility”

The obsession with reputation may be driven primarily by a concern to shore up a leader’s domestic position.

The Harm That the “Special Relationship” Does to America and Britain

The relationship during the last fifteen years has been a largely one-sided and destructive one for both countries.

Scotland and Britain’s General Election Mayhem

Labour is still on track to be all but wiped out in Scotland.

Paul and Netanyahu’s Speech

Rand Paul makes another unforced error.

Rubio and the “Martyr-State” Myth

Rubio uncritically repeats one of the most ridiculous myths about Iran.

Netanyahu Will Address Congress…Again

The invitation is clearly timed to interfere with the ongoing nuclear negotiations.

The SOTU and Obama’s Unnecessary Wars

Obama has made it a habit in the last few years to order or threaten military action that isn’t necessary for U.S. or allied security.

Foreign Policy and the SOTU

Foreign policy will likely take up a very small part of tonight’s speech.

The West and Ukraine

Western governments decided over the last year that Ukraine wasn’t worth very much to them.

Libya Has Already Had Quite Enough “Help”

Western governments should be reluctant to “help” Libya when their last attempt to “help” the country contributed directly to its ruin.

The Hawkish Marriage of Ignorance and Excessive Ambition

Republican hawks have little or no understanding of these issues, but that doesn’t stop them from advocating for a far more aggressive, ambitious foreign policy.

Foreign Policy Ignorance and Instincts

A governor’s foreign policy ignorance and mistakes are usually judged less harshly than a senator’s.

The Comedy Value of a Lindsey Graham Presidential Bid

Graham’s support would come at the expense of the other hawkish “centrists” in the field.

The Bush Identity

Jeb Bush has no substantive disagreements with how his brother governed while president.

The Worship of the Trinity Was Made Manifest

When Thou wast baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, the worship of …

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