Daniel Larison

Posts in category “history”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

Posted July 25th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The war for the “Greater Middle East.” Andrew Bacevich summarizes the reasons …

Posted July 18th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Nixon Doctrine, polycentrism, and “credibility.” Mark Safranski recounts the creation of …

Posted July 11th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Driving Russia and China together. Dimitri Simes criticizes administration errors that are …

Posted June 27th, 2014

Presidential Legacies and the Judgements of “History”

Aaron David Miller thinks he knows how “history” will judge Obama’s foreign …

Posted May 22nd, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How many people have died in Syria’s war? Laia Balcells, Lionel Beehner, …

Posted May 2nd, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why Holy Thursday matters to Christians. Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry explains. The role of …

Posted April 18th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Tolstoy in Crimea. Charles King recounts some of the novelist’s experiences as …

Posted March 28th, 2014

Thoughtless Rhetoric and Foreign Rebellions

Bryan Cartledge’s history of Hungary, The Will to Survive, has been described …

Posted February 25th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

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

Posted February 21st, 2014

Weekly Roundup

The ruins of Ani. A photo gallery of the medieval Armenian Bagratuni …

Posted January 31st, 2014

1914 and “Rhyming” History

I was interested to read the Margaret MacMillan essay Rod Dreher linked …

Posted December 16th, 2013

The Myth of the “Honest Broker”

Andrew Bacevich reviewed American Umpire for the current issue of the magazine. …

Posted August 13th, 2013

Reducing Russia to a Caricature

William Deresiewicz offers a rather bleak interpretation of Russia and its history: …

Posted July 25th, 2013

St. Catherine’s Monastery

Ladan Cher visits St. Catherine’s Monastery at Mt. Sinai and talks about …

Posted July 23rd, 2013

Bush and the “Objective Historians” (II)

Matt Fay has written a thoughtful response to yesterday’s post on Bush’s …

Posted July 2nd, 2013

Castlereagh and Nonintervention

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

Posted April 15th, 2013