Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “George W. Bush”

Boehner’s Hawkish Demagoguery

If Americans need to be reminded why his party can’t be trusted on foreign policy, these comments from Boehner should do the trick.

Posted October 28th, 2014

Hawkishness Can Be a Serious Liability

Zachary Keck argues that Clinton’s hawkish foreign policy views don’t matter for …

Posted August 18th, 2014

The “Middle Course” of Increased Hawkishness

George Will proposes a “middle course” between Bush and Obama on foreign …

Posted July 30th, 2014

Reform Conservatives and Foreign Policy (II)

Ross Douthat responds to criticisms that reform conservatives are omitting foreign policy …

Posted July 17th, 2014

U.S. Foreign Policy and the “Cause of Freedom”

The Wall Street Journal repeats a piece of ideological claptrap: So it …

Posted July 8th, 2014

Cheney and the So-Called “Freedom Agenda”

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

Posted June 30th, 2014

So Bush Wasn’t a “Monster”–So What?

Matt Bai wants you to know that George W. Bush isn’t a …

Posted May 9th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Making sense of the Cambodian genocide. George Packer reviews Thierry Cruvellier’s The …

Posted April 11th, 2014

Why No One Should Still Be a Neocon (II)

Jonathan Tobin picks up on a questionable argument about Game of Thrones …

Posted April 9th, 2014

Jeb Bush and “Purity Tests”

Jeb Bush is already confirming for us why he isn’t going to …

Posted April 7th, 2014

The GOP and Israel

Scott McConnell concludes that Jeb Bush has learned nothing from his brother’s …

Posted April 3rd, 2014

Why Jeb Bush Still Won’t Be the Next Republican Nominee

Jim Antle contemplates what a Jeb Bush presidential bid would represent: Alas, …

Posted March 31st, 2014

More Shameless Hawkish Revisionism

Peggy Noonan offers up some shameless revisionism: Mr. Putin doesn’t move because …

Posted March 13th, 2014

The Uses and Abuses of Reagan

Michael Gerson makes a silly claim: Over the past few years, Reagan’s …

Posted March 11th, 2014

Whitewashing the Failure of Bush’s Russia Policy

Rich Lowry makes a typically preposterous argument: This was a perverse misreading …

Posted March 6th, 2014

Hegemonists and the Dishonest Charge of “Retreat”

Niall Ferguson makes a characteristically ridiculous claim: Mr. Obama’s supporters like nothing …

Posted February 24th, 2014

The Distorting Effects of the Hawkish Obsession With “Resolve”

Victor Davis Hanson seems to think he is a mind-reader: True, Putin …

Posted February 11th, 2014