Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ross Douthat”

Obama’s Foreseeable Escalation

Escalation was almost certain to happen, so why weren’t more people skeptical about the “limited” intervention in Iraq?

Posted September 11th, 2014

Reform Conservatives and Foreign Policy (II)

Ross Douthat responds to criticisms that reform conservatives are omitting foreign policy …

Posted July 17th, 2014

Redrawing Borders and “Real” Countries

Ross Douthat thinks it is time to “let go” of the post-WWI …

Posted June 24th, 2014

Cantor and Reform Conservatism

One of the least persuasive interpretations of Cantor’s loss is that it …

Posted June 11th, 2014

Clinton and the Ramshackle Democrats

Ross Douthat gets a bit carried away in his column on Hillary …

Posted June 9th, 2014

A Foreign Policy That Pleases No One (II)

Ross Douthat continues the discussion on Obama’s foreign policy: But at the …

Posted May 20th, 2014

How Obama Sets Himself Up To Fail in Foreign Policy

Ross Douthat declares Obama’s foreign policy to be a failure: But the …

Posted May 19th, 2014

Why Are Republican Senate Candidates Struggling?

Ross Douthat suggests an explanation for why Republican Senate candidates appear to …

Posted April 23rd, 2014

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

Ross Douthat continues the discussion on Obama’s foreign policy and public opinion. …

Posted March 28th, 2014

Russia and Realism

Ross Douthat calls for abandoning illusions about Russia: It may not be …

Posted March 24th, 2014

Rubio and the “Somewhat Conservative” Voters

Ross Douthat comments on Henry Olsen’s article in the new issue of …

Posted March 10th, 2014

Syria and Ukraine

Ross Douthat offers a quasi-defense of the importance of U.S. Syria policy …

Posted March 5th, 2014

The Low Stakes For the West in Russia’s “Near Abroad”

Ross Douthat draws attention to how little Western governments have at stake …

Posted February 24th, 2014

The House GOP’s Immigration Folly

Jim Antle reviews the serial incompetence of the House GOP leadership ahead …

Posted February 6th, 2014

2013 in Review: What I Got Wrong

Ross Douthat reviews his arguments from 2013 and identifies some of his …

Posted December 30th, 2013

Avoiding the Pawlenty Trap

Ross Douthat recently advised Christie against falling into the trap of embracing …

Posted November 12th, 2013

Can Christie Be Stopped?

Ross Douthat wonders who there is on the Republican side capable of …

Posted November 6th, 2013