Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Richard Cohen”

Hawkish Projection and War with Iran

The real problem isn’t that Iran doesn’t take American threats seriously, but that an attack on Iran would be illegal and unpardonably stupid.

Posted October 14th, 2014

The Harm That Interventionists Do

There is something disgustingly cavalier in warning about the “dangers of inaction” while demanding measures that directly contribute to the deaths of other people.

Posted September 24th, 2014

The Hegemonist’s Lament: “The World Is a Mess and I Just Need To Rule It”

Richard Cohen offers more of his distinctive foreign policy analysis: An increasingly …

Posted February 25th, 2014

Syria Hawks and “Humanitarian” Intervention

Richard Cohen is not yet exhausted despite three years of incessant warmongering: …

Posted February 18th, 2014

The Return of the Absurd “Credibility” Argument

Richard Cohen writes another tiresome column on Syria: But in the Far …

Posted February 4th, 2014

The Weary Recitation of Bad Analogies

Richard Cohen reminds us that his references to interventions in the Balkans …

Posted June 17th, 2013

Pernicious Liberal Hawkishness and Syria

Richard Cohen cannot help himself: With a population of around 40 million, …

Posted June 4th, 2013

An Israeli Strike in Syria and a No-Fly Zone in Syria Are Not “the Same”

The Israeli strike in Syria has given Syria hawks their latest bad …

Posted May 7th, 2013

The Republicans’ Real Primary Problem

Richard Cohen misunderstands the Republican nomination process: Cohen’s Law goes like this: …

Posted March 26th, 2013

Keep Ignoring Demands for Syrian Intervention

Richard Cohen continues to be unhappy that Obama isn’t flouting public opinion …

Posted February 26th, 2013

Interventionists Ignore Public Opinion at Their Peril

Richard Cohen uses a very strange example to berate Obama for his …

Posted February 11th, 2013

Defining “War of Necessity” Down

Richard Cohen doesn’t know the meaning of the word necessity: Wars can …

Posted January 22nd, 2013

American Morality and American Power

Richard Cohen digresses from his quasi-defense of Susan Rice to make this …

Posted December 4th, 2012

The U.S. Would Be Stuck with Most of the Risks and Costs of a Syrian War

Richard Cohen is still unhappy that the U.S. has not been bombing …

Posted October 16th, 2012