Author Archives: Scott McConnell

About Scott McConnell

Scott McConnell is a founding editor of TAC

The Importance of the Iran Pivot

Even as the world burns and goes bankrupt, nuclear negotiations stand out as the most urgent American foreign-policy priority.

Jeb vs. the Neocons?

A Catholic Bush just might be a peaceful one.

Dylann Roof’s Political Isolation

What this racial terrorist has in common with Nidal Hasan, Baruch Goldstein, and Anders Breivik—and what’s different in America.

Washington Prepares to Fight for Donetsk (and Ignore Baltimore)

Neoconservatives big on “toughness” would rather pick fights with Putin than address the hard law-and-order issues that founded their movement.

Heather Mac Donald’s Inconvenient Facts

Is media backlash against frank discussion of increasing crime stats driven by political fear?

Palestine’s Man-Made Drought

USA Today marvels at Israeli feats of high-tech water management, but ignores that water’s unjust distribution.

America’s Antiwar Correspondent

Iowa-born and Paris-based, William Pfaff (1928-2015) critiqued the U.S.’s messianic foreign policy for the disasters it would produce.

The American Century Is Over

A state that can’t keep its citizens secure at Camden Yards is not going to make Ukraine safe for neoliberalism.

Europe Can’t Avoid Immigration

Restrictionist rhetoric that would be unthinkable in the U.S. has moved into mainstream European publications.

How the GOP Became the Israel Party

Bill Kristol and John McCain have replaced Robert Novak and Pat Buchanan in Republican foreign policy influence.

Not Your Father’s National Front

Marine Le Pen has assembled the West’s largest, most successful anti-immigration and anti-globalist party, by playing down its racist roots.

Paris Doesn’t Bother With Bibi

The French are more concerned with Madonna’s diplomatic overtures than Netanyahu’s occupation of the bully pulpit.

Netanyahu’s Blind Spot

Full of hubris, Bibi fails to realize that Israel is not as popular as it once was.

What Ike Can Teach Obama

In the 1956 Suez Crisis, Eisenhower recognized that America’s interests did not lie with blind and unconditional support of an ally.

The Ambitions Driving the Ukraine Consensus

If we’re going to risk armed conflict with Moscow, the underlying causes ought to be grander than Michele Flournoy’s job aspirations.

What If Putin Doesn’t Back Down?

The Beltway’s blind confidence in its ability to break Russia could push Moscow into desperate measures.

How Obama Can Stop Netanyahu’s Iran War

Bibi has Boehner’s support—but the president has the American people’s, if he speaks out.

Who Governs?

Billionaire activists like George Soros and Sheldon Adelson exert political influence beyond the dreams of political scientists past.

Happily, President Obama N’est Pas Charlie

French Muslims could have hardly failed to absorb that the storied liberties of France are allocated differently.

The U.S.-Israel Politics Gap

Americans want more even-handed policies—but Congress only wants to please Bibi.

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