Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ronald Reagan”

Why 2016 Won’t Be Like 1980

Cruz’s “analysis” of 2016 is exactly the same as Romney’s view of the 2012 election.

Posted November 26th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Libya and the tides of history. Noah Millman reflects on Shakespeare and …

Posted November 21st, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The truth about the wars. Daniel Bolger reflects on the wars in …

Posted November 14th, 2014

The Illusion of Lame-Duck Foreign Policy Success

There is no reason to assume that lame-duck foreign policy initiatives will be successful or wise.

Posted November 6th, 2014

Leave the Reagan Doctrine in the Past

The Reagan Doctrine was one of the least impressive parts of Reagan’s record, and it inflicted enormous damage on the countries where it was put into practice.

Posted October 28th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The most dangerous world ever? Christopher Preble debunks alarmist claims about how …

Posted September 26th, 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

The Useless “What Would Reagan Do?” Foreign Policy Debate

Dan Drezner rightly sees the debate over “what Reagan would do” on …

Posted July 16th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Driving Russia and China together. Dimitri Simes criticizes administration errors that are …

Posted June 27th, 2014

The Perils of Reagan Nostalgia

Ken Adelman seems to think he is making an insightful observation here: …

Posted June 10th, 2014

Reagan and the Ukraine Crisis

The National Review editors make a typically nonsensical claim about the Ukraine …

Posted April 16th, 2014

Containment and the “De-Reaganizing” of Rand Paul

Rand Paul’s op-ed today was intended to answer criticisms of what he …

Posted April 16th, 2014

The Uses and Abuses of Reagan

Michael Gerson makes a silly claim: Over the past few years, Reagan’s …

Posted March 11th, 2014

Reagan’s Withdrawal From Lebanon and Hard-liners’ Misreading of History

Micah Zenko reviews Reagan’s disastrous decision to intervene in Lebanon and his …

Posted February 10th, 2014

Foreign Policy and Reagan Nostalgia

Jim Antle lists some of the ways that Reagan nostalgia warps conservative …

Posted February 3rd, 2014

DeMint and the “Chicken Kiev” Speech

Jim DeMint must be kidding: President Obama, having thrown away George W. …

Posted December 23rd, 2013

Jefferson and Truman Weren’t Conservative Internationalists

In addition to the many other problems with the “conservative internationalism” Nau …

Posted November 13th, 2013