Author Archives: Noah Millman

About Noah Millman

Noah Millman, senior editor, is an opinion journalist, critic, screenwriter, and filmmaker who joined The American Conservative in 2012. Prior to joining TAC, he was a regular blogger at The American Scene. Millman’s work has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Week, Politico, First Things, Commentary, and on The Economist’s online blogs. He lives in Brooklyn.

Why Is Iran Part of the Ban?

Maybe provoking them was a big part of the point?

Walt, Bannon and the Clash of Civilizations

Why I want to save Sam Huntington’s thesis from the people who would ride it into battle

Hysteria Helps Nobody

And that includes hysteria about media hysteria

This Stat Will Make Your EPOP

And unemployment metric that explains Trump

Stephen Walt on the Coming Trump Train Wreck

Will other self-described advocates of realism and restraint listen to one of their own?

Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

Democrats will be tempted to pursue a restorationist strategy in 2018 and 2020. They need to do more to win the country back.

Who Isn’t John Galt?

Survivalism among the elites demonstrates their unfitness

Inauguration Day

A message from 1856.

Drezner on Obama’s Foreign Policy Record

The strengths and weaknesses of a “Zen master approach to world politics.”

No Gatsby Option For NATO

You can understand the mistakes of the past, but you can’t repeat the past to undo them.

NATO’s Mission

Could Trump and Mattis both have a point?

Obama’s Missing Peace

And our country’s.

Dominance Games and the Ethics Kerfuffle

A first pass look at the triangular politics of the Trump era

Ethics? We Don’t Need No Stinking Ethics

The House GOP makes their priorities clear

The Dialectical Utility of Explanations: Election Edition

2016 is an exceptionally bizarre year from which to conclude that there are no lessons to be learned.

Threats to Democracy

Efforts to delegitimize the election threaten to do more harm than the hacks did.

Tough Guys and Crackpots

Who will win the struggle between them on Trump’s foreign policy team?

A Reading List That Will Live In Infamy

What to read to understand what led to, and resulted from, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Trump in a China Shop

Is it “just words”? Or is he in earnest?

Trump’s Cabinet

The appointees who matter and the the appointees who don’t.

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