Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “George W. Bush”

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

Why Jeb Bush Isn’t Going To Be the Next Republican Nominee

Damon Linker despairs: Because it’s beginning to dawn on me that Jeb …

Posted February 5th, 2014