Author Archives: Andrew J. Bacevich
Before we pass out any more of these devalued trophies, we need to figure out what “freedom” means.
Inflammatory and hysterical language was used then, as it is now, to camouflage reality.
Once again, a president has usurped war powers belonging to Congress, with disastrous results.
He now perceives global authoritarianism as today’s greatest challenge, with conservatives on the wrong side of the fight.
His reputation was savaged because he had the temerity to question the ‘Good War’ narrative.
The only way we’ll defeat the foreign policy establishment is if the Left and Right can be brought together.
Rather than seeing ‘far into the future,’ American elites have struggled to discern what might happen next week.
Get rid of this vapid charade, perpetrated each year at the expense of the American people.
The hypocrisy on daily display in London and Washington of late has become difficult to stomach.
The dealmaking president hasn’t learned how to deal with his subordinates in the military.
The same neocons who gush about alliances today were telling anyone not on board with the Iraq invasion to ‘go to hell.’
He thinks the answer is to return power to the morally high-minded establishment that created this mess in the first place.
Our writer visited Israel and found plenty of people posing for selfies—along with the old lingering hatreds.
A great and violent river has bubbled again to the surface of American politics. But the center will hold.
How can you trust an establishment that so easily succumbs to fantasies of global hegemony and go-it-alone militarism?
If only we’d listened to an eccentric CIA operative, we might have won the Vietnam War.
The left has readopted its 1930s purge-happy mindset, in spirit if not in substance.
In a weird way, his militaristic proposal captures something important about our present moment.
Today is the anniversary of the fall of Saigon–and here is what writers from George Kennan to Gore Vidal had to say about it in 1975.
Along with the entire the military-industrial complex.← Older posts
from The American Conservative