Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Bret Stephens”

Global “Policing” Is a Recipe for Chaos

Stephens’ notion of global “policing” amounts to a pretext for regime change with no concern for what takes the place of the deposed government.

Posted November 19th, 2014

A “Broken Windows” Foreign Policy Is Madness

A “broken windows” foreign policy is one that would make the U.S. more likely to resort to force more often than it already does over even more trivial causes.

Posted November 17th, 2014

Republicans and Policing the World

The proper role of the U.S. government is not to police the entire planet

Posted November 4th, 2014

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