Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Bret Stephens”

The Yaalon Quarrel and U.S.-Israel Relations

Israel has few “friends” to start with, and can hardly afford to antagonize the few that it has.

Posted October 28th, 2014

The Horror of Being a Normal Country

For interventionists, nothing is more horrifying than minding your own business.

Posted September 17th, 2014

NATO Hasn’t Been a “Defensive Alliance” For a Long Time

Bret Stephens makes a number of absurd claims in his latest column, …

Posted March 25th, 2014

Geneva Is Not “Worse Than Munich”

Bret Stephens reaches new depths of foolishness: By contrast, the interim nuclear …

Posted November 25th, 2013

The Rotten Fruit of Reflexive Hawkishness

Bret Stephens has achieved a new level of desperate “pro-Israel” hawkishness: How …

Posted October 1st, 2013

Negotiating with Iran Is Nothing Like Yalta

Bret Stephens doesn’t resort to lazy Munich references in his new column. …

Posted September 24th, 2013

The Reckless “Kill Assad” Option

A “symbolic action” that would suck the U.S. deeper into an intense sectarian conflict.

Posted August 27th, 2013

The Hawkish Need to Take Sides

Ross Douthat discusses why some interventionists are so vehemently pro-military in Egypt. …

Posted August 21st, 2013

The Illusory Option of “Victory” in Egypt

Bret Stephens’ case for backing the Egyptian military is also awful: What’s …

Posted August 20th, 2013

The Myth of Non-interventionist Blowback

Bret Stephens concludes his latest column with the most bizarre reference: Maybe …

Posted June 4th, 2013

The “Isolationist” Label Obscures and Misleads, and That’s the Point of the Using It (II)

Jacob Heilbrunn dismisses Bret Stephens’ latest: The extent to which Obama is …

Posted May 17th, 2013

When In Doubt, Just Make Things Up

More Pulitzer-worthy commentary from Bret Stephens: These are the sorts of views—isolationist …

Posted May 14th, 2013

Imposing a No-Fly Zone in Syria Requires Starting a New War

Bret Stephens has a strange idea about how no-fly zones work: Use …

Posted May 7th, 2013

Mitch Daniels and the Completely Misunderstood “Social Truce” Idea

Bret Stephens keeps the myth of the “social truce” alive: Democrats did …

Posted November 13th, 2012

Romney’s Bush 2.0 Foreign Policy and America’s International Reputation

Another story Bret Stephens tells his “wavering voter” is that U.S. favorability …

Posted October 16th, 2012

War with Iran Is More Likely Under Romney, and It Would Be a Major War

Bret Stephens tries to persuade a “wavering voter” to support Romney by …

Posted October 16th, 2012

A Fantasy Speech to Attack a Fantasy Record

Bret Stephens wants Mitt Romney to give a terrible foreign policy speech. …

Posted September 24th, 2012