Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Max Boot”

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

Walt and Liberal Interventionists

Dan Drezner didn’t like Walt’s “liberal imperialism” list: What is it that …

Posted May 22nd, 2013

The Magical Power of “Signaling”

Max Boot was optimistic yesterday that the Foreign Relations Committee could send …

Posted May 21st, 2013

Boot: Obama Should Abuse Executive Power and Drag the U.S. and NATO Into Another War

Max Boot is annoyed that the U.S. isn’t meddling even more in …

Posted April 2nd, 2013

The Libyan War and Realism

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

Posted January 24th, 2013

When All Else Fails, Use a Horribly Flawed WWII Analogy

Max Boot must be running out of ways to agitate for intervention …

Posted December 12th, 2012