Daniel Larison

Posts in category “history”

Hawks Distort Iran’s Past and Present

The Trump administration’s Iran policy relies on distorting and twisting reality.

Posted May 21st, 2019

Romney’s Fantasy Version of American History

The more disturbing possibility is that Romney actually believes that his fantasy version of American history is true.

Posted March 30th, 2018

‘The Mistakes of the Middle Ages’

The worst, most destructive confessional wars in European history did not take place in “the Middle Ages.”

Posted May 10th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Time for U.S. forces to leave South Korea. Christopher Lee makes the …

Posted July 25th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The war for the “Greater Middle East.” Andrew Bacevich summarizes the reasons …

Posted July 18th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Nixon Doctrine, polycentrism, and “credibility.” Mark Safranski recounts the creation of …

Posted July 11th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

Posted June 27th, 2014

Presidential Legacies and the Judgements of “History”

Aaron David Miller thinks he knows how “history” will judge Obama’s foreign …

Posted May 22nd, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How many people have died in Syria’s war? Laia Balcells, Lionel Beehner, …

Posted May 2nd, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why Holy Thursday matters to Christians. Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry explains. The role of …

Posted April 18th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Tolstoy in Crimea. Charles King recounts some of the novelist’s experiences as …

Posted March 28th, 2014

Thoughtless Rhetoric and Foreign Rebellions

Bryan Cartledge’s history of Hungary, The Will to Survive, has been described …

Posted February 25th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Egypt’s new dictator. Gregg Carlstrom profiles Abdel Fatah el-Sisi. Germany considers how …

Posted February 21st, 2014

Weekly Roundup

The ruins of Ani. A photo gallery of the medieval Armenian Bagratuni …

Posted January 31st, 2014

1914 and “Rhyming” History

I was interested to read the Margaret MacMillan essay Rod Dreher linked …

Posted December 16th, 2013

The Myth of the “Honest Broker”

Andrew Bacevich reviewed American Umpire for the current issue of the magazine. …

Posted August 13th, 2013

Reducing Russia to a Caricature

William Deresiewicz offers a rather bleak interpretation of Russia and its history: …

Posted July 25th, 2013