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.

Mead’s Ridiculous Linkage Argument

Walter Russell Mead must be kidding: Unhappily for the Obama administration, the …

Saakashvili’s Fan Club vs. the Rule of Law

Mark Adomanis comments on the charges filed by Georgian prosecutors against the …

Americans Don’t Want the U.S. To Take Sides in Foreign Conflicts

There were some interesting YouGov findings on American public opinion and foreign …

A Few More Fixes for Republican Foreign Policy

Jim Antle makes five useful suggestions on how to improve Republican foreign …

The Dishonest Charge of Withdrawal and Disengagement

Fred Hiatt very much wants us to believe that America’s “gradual withdrawal” …

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Time for U.S. forces to leave South Korea. Christopher Lee makes the …

Cruz’s Latest Stunt

Rosie Gray reports on Ted Cruz’s latest stunt: Cruz said earlier this …

The Dangerous and Unnecessary “League of Democracies”

Jonah Goldberg revives a lousy idea: So I return again to an …

“Real” Presidents and Demands for “Leadership”

Krauthammer makes a typically ridiculous but revealing argument: A real U.S. president …

Gaza and U.S. Public Opinion

Gallup finds that Americans are split on the question of whether Israel’s …

Gaza and Moral Idiocy

Rich Lowry dutifully recites the official line on the conflict in Gaza: …

The Folly of Unquestioning Support for a Client

Politico reports some of Rand Paul’s recent foreign policy comments: Potential GOP …

Why Republicans Still Haven’t Regained the Public’s Trust on Foreign Policy

Matt Yglesias comments on a new Politico poll: By a margin of …

CUFI and “God’s Foreign Policy Statement”

Dave Weigel reports from the Christians United for Israel conference: “I’ll bless …

Substituting Storytelling for Foreign Policy

Peter Beinart flagged a telling quote from Hillary Clinton’s interview on the …

The Ends Still Don’t Justify the Means

Yishai Schwartz makes a terrible argument in support of Israel’s military operation …

Non-Combatants and Gaza

Thane Rosenbaum unintentionally endorses the logic of every terrorist group in history: …

Grassroots Republicans and Foreign Policy Reform

Jim Antle considers the prospects for Republican foreign policy reform. He writes …

How the U.S. Keeps Enabling Reckless Clients

Shashank Joshi criticizes the slow U.S. response to the conflict in Gaza: …

The MH17 Disaster

Last Thursday’s downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was an inexcusable crime. …

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