Author Archives: Michael C. Desch
Putin might be loud and disruptive, but he’s hardly the neo-Soviet menace that many Westerners see.
What would happen to war if we all had more ‘skin in the game’?
To win independents, the GOP must rethink its hawkishness.
“Conservative internationalism” is a new name for the same old right-wing interventionist follies.
How the GOP lost its foreign-policy advantage
By Michael C. Desch | May 25, 2011 While Osama bin Laden …
Idealism, not economics, drives American militarism. By Michael C. Desch President Eisenhower …
Boycotting Israel will not foster peace.
Stalin’s nuclear arsenal wasn’t the end of the world. Ahmadinejad’s won’t be either.
Giuliani has surrounded himself with advisors who think the Bush Doctrine didn’t go nearly far enough.
How to go from respected academic to anti-Semite—in one simple step
For the advocate of universal democracy, human rights don’t begin at home.
Leo Strauss and the Politics of American Empire, Anne Norton, Yale University Press, 256 pages
The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace, Dennis Ross, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 872 pages
The overused analogy misdirects American policy.
As Israel learned in Lebanon, military victory does not guarantee political success.
The cakewalk brigade underestimates the peril of urban warfare.
from The American Conservative