Daniel Larison

Posts in category “books”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Making sense of the Cambodian genocide. George Packer reviews Thierry Cruvellier’s The …

Posted April 11th, 2014

Why No One Should Still Be a Neocon (II)

Jonathan Tobin picks up on a questionable argument about Game of Thrones …

Posted April 9th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Inside the mind of George Kennan. Christian Caryl reviews The Kennan Diaries …

Posted February 28th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Egypt’s new dictator. Gregg Carlstrom profiles Abdel Fatah el-Sisi. Germany considers how …

Posted February 21st, 2014

Castlereagh and Nonintervention

One of the things I found most interesting about Castlereagh’s post-1815 direction …

Posted April 15th, 2013

The Verdict of Battle and Wars to Remake Other Nations

As the tenth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war approaches, …

Posted March 11th, 2013

The Verdict of Battle and the “Right Side” of History

James Whitman says something in The Verdict of Battle that is related …

Posted March 11th, 2013

The Verdict of Battle

I have just started reading James Whitman’s The Verdict of Battle, which …

Posted March 7th, 2013

Misunderstanding Tolkien

So Robert Rodi has apparently never read The Two Towers: Peter Jackson …

Posted December 2nd, 2012

Ike’s Bluff

Here is an excerpt from my review of Evan Thomas’ Ike’s Bluff …

Posted November 25th, 2012

Grover Cleveland and the Venezuela Boundary Dispute

Christopher McKnight Nichols’ Promise and Peril is a very good history of …

Posted August 26th, 2012