Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Max Boot”

“Leadership” and the Warped Morality of Interventionists

Interventionists are generally indifferent to the catastrophes and humanitarian crises caused by U.S. “leadership” and action.

Posted September 9th, 2015

The Folly of “Nation-Building”

The real alternative to “nation-building” is to refrain from overthrowing the existing government.

Posted June 8th, 2015

British Public Opinion and Interventionism

On military interventions, the British public tends to favor restraint.

Posted May 11th, 2015

No, Cameron Isn’t an “Isolationist” or “Little Englander”

A timely reminder that isolationist is a completely meaningless word in contemporary debates.

Posted May 9th, 2015

Why the U.S. Should Extricate Itself from Syria

The U.S. should not have entangled itself in the Syrian conflict to begin with.

Posted December 15th, 2014

The Madness of a War for Regime Change in Syria

We already know that our government has neither the wit nor the ability to establish a stable, functioning government in this part of the world.

Posted October 7th, 2014

The Immorality of Hawkish Moralizing

There are few policies less morally defensible than setting up another nation to suffer an even worse defeat.

Posted September 10th, 2014

The U.S. Must Avoid Escalation in Iraq

Max Boot predictably wants to expand the goals of intervention in Iraq. …

Posted August 14th, 2014

Libya and Hawkish Revisionism

Max Boot indulges in some convenient revisionism: Saturday was the day the …

Posted July 30th, 2014

Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Unpopular Because He Takes Unpopular Actions (III)

Max Boot tries to make sense of the new WSJ/NBC News poll …

Posted April 30th, 2014

Syria, Iraq, and Going “All In”

Max Boot packs several lazy assumptions from our foreign policy debates into …

Posted January 2nd, 2014

Obstacles to Republican Foreign Policy Reform

Max Boot can’t figure out how the GOP lost its traditional advantage …

Posted November 15th, 2013

Syria Hawks vs. the Public (II)

Max Boot misses why the public approves of the Russian deal on …

Posted September 19th, 2013

How Not to Keep a Low Profile in a Foreign War

Max Boot frets about Obama’s lack of commitment to defeating Assad: Apparently …

Posted July 15th, 2013

The Terrible “Score Settling” Argument for Intervention in Syria

This line from Max Boot sums up how irrational the position of …

Posted June 11th, 2013

Neoconservatism and Wilson

Peter Beinart misunderstands the relationship between neoconservatism and Wilsonian foreign policy: Liberal …

Posted June 6th, 2013

“Chicken Kiev” and Syria

Max Boot dredges up an old smear against realists: But it is …

Posted June 3rd, 2013