Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Peter Beinart”

Why Hawkish Foreign Policy Shouldn’t Be Called “Muscular”

Hawks don’t want to own the deadly and sometimes disastrous consequences of their preferred policies.

Posted February 25th, 2015

Bush and the “Jacksonians”

Beinart once again shows how unhelpful and frequently misleading Mead’s categories can be.

Posted February 19th, 2015

Israel and the “Jacksonians”

In this case many so-called “Jacksonians” will make excuses for another government’s shoddy behavior, which is exactly what “Jacksonians” aren’t supposed to do.

Posted January 28th, 2015

The Boring Midterms

We already know the election results aren’t going to change the balance of power in Washington very much.

Posted October 27th, 2014

Panetta and the Zombie “Credibility” Argument

“Credibility” is a useless concept when it comes to debating and making foreign policy decisions.

Posted October 8th, 2014

Why Cruz Represents The Worst of Both Worlds on Foreign Policy

He wants to intervene in the affairs of other countries while remaining oblivious and indifferent to their political realities.

Posted September 24th, 2014

Kagan’s Ahistorical Alarmism

It takes an ideologue or a con-man (or both) to look at the modern world and conclude that we are reliving the 1930s.

Posted September 8th, 2014

How Much Does Foreign Policy Rhetoric Matter?

Dan Drezner doubts Beinart’s claim that the public-elite gap on foreign policy …

Posted August 19th, 2014

Substituting Storytelling for Foreign Policy

Peter Beinart flagged a telling quote from Hillary Clinton’s interview on the …

Posted July 22nd, 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

Why It’s a Waste of Time To Listen to Iraq War Hawks

Having learned absolutely nothing from their failure, they have nothing to teach.

Posted June 18th, 2014

Hard Choices and Taking the Easy Way Out

Peter Beinart must already know the answer to this question about Clinton’s …

Posted June 9th, 2014

Biden and Foreign Policy Restraint

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

Posted May 12th, 2014

The End of American Exceptionalism?

Peter Beinart discusses the “end of American exceptionalism.” Here he identifies the …

Posted February 4th, 2014

Some Iran Hawks Want Diplomacy To Fail

Peter Beinart combs through many Iran hawks’ past statements to show that …

Posted January 23rd, 2014

Rand Paul and the Distinction Between Vital and Peripheral Interests

Peter Beinart is on the right track here, but his recollection of …

Posted January 16th, 2014

Sabotaging Diplomacy With Iran (II)

Peter Beinart details how the Senate’s new Iran sanctions bill is designed …

Posted January 15th, 2014