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.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How fear won in Britain. Freddy Gray reflects on the fear-mongering from …

Cameron’s Failure

In both the Scottish and EU referendums, Cameron miscalculated about as badly as one can.

Why Did Britain Vote to Leave?

Voters came back to bite the political class at the most critical moment.

Some Implications of the Leave Win

Instead of quashing his Euroskeptic detractors, Cameron presided over their greatest success to date.

Leave Narrowly Leads in EU Referendum

Leave has a decent chance of an outright win.

The Indefensible U.S.-Backed War on Yemen Continues

Backing the Saudi-led war is morally abhorrent and one of the worst foreign policy decisions of this century.

‘Brexit’ and the Unappealing EU

When the status quo option involves something as unappealing as the EU, it would be very tempting for most people to repudiate it.

Rubio’s Running Again

Rubio will have a hard time defending his record of neglecting his job.

Will the EU Learn Anything from a ‘Brexit’ Vote?

EU leaders will almost certainly greet a “Brexit” vote with dismay, anger, and increased contempt for voters.

Endangered Hawks

Why the Senate’s militarist caucus will lose in November

Clinton’s VP Choices

Kaine would seem to be the best choice.

Calling for Military Action Isn’t ‘Speaking Truth to Power’

Nothing could be easier or more predictable for someone in our government than calling for U.S. airstrikes against another state.

The EU’s Days of ‘Ever Closer Union’ May Be Over

There is no appetite anywhere in Europe for “ever closer union.”

How Threat Inflation Works

Threat inflaters always look for ways to take normal, self-interested behavior and make it seem especially sinister and extraordinarily dangerous.

Why the Remain Campaign’s Arguments Fall Flat

The possibility that a “Brexit” vote might lead to the break-up of the EU isn’t going to worry voters that already view it with disdain.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How “Brexit” won over the Tories. Matthew d’Ancona traces the history of …

The Diplomats for Unnecessary War

It is rarely a good sign when diplomats are the ones pushing for military action.

‘Brexit’ and the Collapse of Public Trust

When all politicians are distrusted more or less equally, the side that tells you to distrust and/or ignore elite opinion will tend to win more support.

Why ‘Brexit’ Is Not a Problem for the U.S.

British influence inside the EU has been waning for decades, and seems certain to be reduced even more if Britain were to vote to remain in.

The World Continues to Fail the People of Yemen

Somehow the enormous scale of the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Yemen continues to be overlooked by most of the rest of the world.

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