Author Archives: Martin Sieff

Suicide of the Globalists

The Economist‘s editors understand that the Western liberal state is in deep crisis—but their suggested solutions are inconsistent at best, dangerous at worst.

From Kennan to Trotsky

How the United States became a superpower of the left

Markets First, Elections Later

Why democratization fails from Russia to Iraq

King of the Plastic Rambos

Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy, Andrew Cockburn, Scribner, 247 pages

On War It’s Not

War Made New: War, Technology, and the Course of History: 1500 to Today, Max Boot, Gotham Books, 624 pages

Feeding the Guerillas

Think 20,000 more American troops in Baghdad will make Moqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi …

Party Pioneer

Al Smith, Barry Goldwater and … Howard Dean?

Irish Eyes Aren’t Smiling on Iraq

Baghdad 2003, meet Belfast 1972.

That 1914 Feeling

The lights are going out, again.

Militarism & the Midterm Elections

White House strategists timed the Iraq war debate to dominate the fall Congressional campaign.