This week on theamericanconservative.com, Daniel McCarthy reacted to the attacks in Libya and Egypt and challenged the notion of worldwide free speech, Michael Brendan Dougherty analyzed the attacks in the context of the Arab Spring, and Wick Allison remembered the 1958 attack on Vice President Nixon in Caracas. Daniel Larison, Rod Dreher, and Scott Galupo were taken aback by Romney’s blunder, and Andrew Bacevich noted the ‘Israelification’ of American foreign policy.
Bill Kauffman reflected on the aristocratic populism of Gore Vidal, and William Anthony Hay reviewed Robert Kaplan’s latest book. Philip Giraldi was bemused by the diplomatic dance between Netanyahu and Obama and criticized the unconstitutional accumulation of presidential power. Paul Gottfried outlined the suppression of non-GOP conservative candidates by the GOP, and Jordan Bloom imagined what an Ayn Rand-inspired foreign policy might look like.
Finally, Larison reflected on the policy continuities between the Bush and Obama administrations, Dreher argued that both Romney and Obama are out of touch, and Noah Millman kept tabs on monetary policy and Bernanke’s QE3.