Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “George Kennan”

Realists and the Trump Trap

Maybe realists think backing Trump is the sort of short-sighted and ill-considered course of action that they are warning other people against all the time.

Posted February 3rd, 2016

Realism and Honor

It would be shameful to encourage another country to fight a war that it can’t win simply so that we can feel better about ourselves.

Posted September 9th, 2014

Clinton, Paul, and Containment

Dan Drezner makes some mischief with a comparison of similar statements by …

Posted August 11th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Forgetting Tiananmen Square. Benjamin Read reviews Louisa Lim’s The People’s Republic of …

Posted June 6th, 2014

Biden and Foreign Policy Restraint

Peter Beinart makes a very questionable claim: Among today’s Democratic foreign-policy elite, …

Posted May 12th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Inside the mind of George Kennan. Christian Caryl reviews The Kennan Diaries …

Posted February 28th, 2014

Obama, Paul, and Jeffersonian Foreign Policy

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

Posted January 30th, 2014

Foreign Policy and Domestic Politics

Aaron David Miller objects to contempt for domestic political considerations in foreign …

Posted July 3rd, 2013

There Are No Isolationists

John Allen Gay comments on a new article covering Republican divisions on …

Posted March 15th, 2013

Kennan and Democracy Promotion

Thomas Graham makes a statement in his article on U.S. Russia policy …

Posted March 13th, 2013

Rand Paul and Realism

Will Inboden was not impressed with Rand Paul’s foreign policy speech: At …

Posted February 13th, 2013

Hanson vs. Kennan

Not surprisingly, Victor Davis Hanson doesn’t care for George Kennan: Also, George …

Posted February 7th, 2013

Rand Paul and Foreign Policy

Sen. Rand Paul will be delivering his foreign policy speech at the …

Posted February 6th, 2013

Kennan and Non-Intervention

I’ve been reading Ned O’Gorman’s Spirits of the Cold War, and the …

Posted February 5th, 2013

The Libyan War and Realism

Noah Millman continues the discussion on Obama and realism: To start, allow …

Posted January 24th, 2013

Accommodation, Detente, and “Winning the Cold War”

Noah Millman continues his discussion of Tolstoy and conservatism with Rod: Tolstoy …

Posted November 28th, 2012