Daniel Larison

Posts in category “politics”

“Real” Presidents and Demands for “Leadership”

Krauthammer makes a typically ridiculous but revealing argument: A real U.S. president …

Posted July 24th, 2014

Gaza and U.S. Public Opinion

Gallup finds that Americans are split on the question of whether Israel’s …

Posted July 24th, 2014

Gaza and Moral Idiocy

Rich Lowry dutifully recites the official line on the conflict in Gaza: …

Posted July 24th, 2014

The Folly of Unquestioning Support for a Client

Politico reports some of Rand Paul’s recent foreign policy comments: Potential GOP …

Posted July 23rd, 2014

Why Republicans Still Haven’t Regained the Public’s Trust on Foreign Policy

Matt Yglesias comments on a new Politico poll: By a margin of …

Posted July 23rd, 2014

CUFI and “God’s Foreign Policy Statement”

Dave Weigel reports from the Christians United for Israel conference: “I’ll bless …

Posted July 22nd, 2014

Substituting Storytelling for Foreign Policy

Peter Beinart flagged a telling quote from Hillary Clinton’s interview on the …

Posted July 22nd, 2014

The Ends Still Don’t Justify the Means

Yishai Schwartz makes a terrible argument in support of Israel’s military operation …

Posted July 22nd, 2014

Non-Combatants and Gaza

Thane Rosenbaum unintentionally endorses the logic of every terrorist group in history: …

Posted July 21st, 2014

Grassroots Republicans and Foreign Policy Reform

Jim Antle considers the prospects for Republican foreign policy reform. He writes …

Posted July 21st, 2014

How the U.S. Keeps Enabling Reckless Clients

Shashank Joshi criticizes the slow U.S. response to the conflict in Gaza: …

Posted July 21st, 2014

The MH17 Disaster

Last Thursday’s downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was an inexcusable crime. …

Posted July 20th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

Posted July 18th, 2014

Israel and Partisanship

Pew finds an increasingly large partisan gap in sympathy for Israel: I …

Posted July 17th, 2014

Reform Conservatives and Foreign Policy (II)

Ross Douthat responds to criticisms that reform conservatives are omitting foreign policy …

Posted July 17th, 2014

Israel and “Western Values”

Douglas Murray makes a very strange argument in response to an earlier …

Posted July 16th, 2014

The Useless “What Would Reagan Do?” Foreign Policy Debate

Dan Drezner rightly sees the debate over “what Reagan would do” on …

Posted July 16th, 2014