Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “David Brooks”

Cheney and the So-Called “Freedom Agenda”

Peter Beinart is imagining things: It’s worth recognizing how directly Cheney is …

Posted June 30th, 2014

The False “Gospel” of Democracy Promotion

David Brooks laments America’s supposed loss of “faith in universal democracy”: Without …

Posted June 26th, 2014

Brooks and the “Magic” of Decentralization

This is the completely predictable conclusion to Brooks’ column on reform conservatism: …

Posted June 9th, 2014

“Constant Garden-Tending” Means Perpetual War

David Brooks seems to think that the U.S. military is the world’s …

Posted May 29th, 2014

Brooks Will Save Us With Soft Authoritarianism

David Brooks isn’t making any sense: The quickest way around all this …

Posted May 20th, 2014

Dying For a “Set of Pluralistic Procedures”

David Brooks makes an alarmist argument: The weakness with any democratic foreign …

Posted April 29th, 2014

Brooks and the Costs of Bad Leadership

David Brooks thinks he has discovered the reason why Americans want the …

Posted March 11th, 2014

Brooks, “Energetic” Government, and the Whigs

Robert Merry tries to make sense of David Brooks’ celebration of the …

Posted February 5th, 2014

The Egyptian Coup and Political Islam

This part of David Brooks’ defense of the coup in Egypt is …

Posted July 5th, 2013

David Brooks and the Donatists

David Brooks talks about Donatists: The problem with the Donatists, Augustine argued, …

Posted March 14th, 2013

The “Republican Glasnost”

Richard Yeselson noted a significant problem with David Brooks’ description of a …

Posted December 9th, 2012

Moderates and Extremists

Noah Millman continues the discussion on Brooks and “moderation”: If I had …

Posted October 29th, 2012

For a Certain Kind of Moderate, “Energetic” Government Is Always the Answer

David Brooks defends “moderation”: The moderate tries to preserve the tradition of …

Posted October 26th, 2012

On Republican Elite “Defection” vs. Hedging

Noah Millman has the better of this argument over Republican elite “defection” …

Posted September 19th, 2012

What Being The Party of “Limited Government” Means in Practice

Greg Scoblete marvels at the contradictions in the Republican platform: It’s a …

Posted August 30th, 2012

Brooks’ Revisionism Gives Obama Both Too Much and Too Little Credit

David Brooks gushes over Obama’s foreign policy record: Obama has shown a …

Posted July 20th, 2012

Brooks: Romney “Looks Like an Idiot” on Foreign Policy

Josh Rogin reports: “Mitt Romney has been wandering around the country trying …

Posted July 20th, 2012