Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Colin Dueck”

Realism Doesn’t Need to Be ‘Reclaimed’

“Reclaiming” realism means dubbing hard-line policies as realist and throwing most actual realist arguments out the window.

Posted May 23rd, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

There is no Obama doctrine. Leon Hadar reviews Colin Dueck’s The Obama …

Posted November 20th, 2015

No, Trump Isn’t an “Isolationist”

There is no word more misleading in our foreign policy debates than “isolationist.”

Posted November 5th, 2015

Dueck’s “Conservative Realism” and The Obama Doctrine

If one wants a plan for huge increases in military spending and pointlessly confrontational policies, Dueck’s book is a good place to start.

Posted May 14th, 2015

A “Reform Conservative” Foreign Policy Without Any Reform (II)

Reciting hawkish boilerplate isn’t reform.

Posted January 14th, 2015

Hawks’ Excessive Trust in Military Power

Conservatives should never assume that any kind of power “does more good than harm in the world.”

Posted January 6th, 2015

Reform Conservatives and Foreign Policy (III)

Most reform conservatives are content to leave the foreign policy status quo in their party as it is.

Posted January 5th, 2015

A “Reform Conservative” Foreign Policy Without Any Reform

The so-called “reform” agenda being offered would just increase U.S. military spending.

Posted January 5th, 2015

Rand Paul and Foreign Policy

Robert Golan-Villela talks about “the Rand Paul moment”: The result is that …

Posted January 31st, 2014

Obama, Paul, and Jeffersonian Foreign Policy

Colin Dueck’s conclusion to his article on Rand Paul shows why we …

Posted January 30th, 2014

Republicans Have to Start Adapting to a Safer World

Leon Hadar draws attention to the GOP’s postwar history as the party …

Posted February 4th, 2013

The Political Overconfidence of Republican Hard-liners

Colin Dueck writes in from a parallel universe: Democrats are feeling a …

Posted September 2nd, 2012

Dueck’s “New Conservative Realism” Revisited

Ross Douthat advises Mitt Romney to read Colin Dueck’s history of Republican …

Posted July 11th, 2012