Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “George Washington”

The Clash of Exceptionalisms

There is another, much older kind of American exceptionalism–the kind that John Quincy Adams might have recognized–that extols the U.S. as an example of liberty to the world.

Posted July 9th, 2019

Iran Hawks’ Phony Interest in Normalization

The refusal to have the same normal ties with Iran is the exception that needs to be justified.

Posted May 23rd, 2019

Allegiances and Passionate Attachments

More like “facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists.”

Posted March 6th, 2019

The Futility of Trump’s Iran Policy

The administration’s policy seems sure to fail on its own terms, and it is also the wrong thing to do.

Posted November 6th, 2018

The U.S. Doesn’t Need a Reckless Saudi Client

As Saudi Arabia becomes more of a destabilizing regional menace, it makes sense for the U.S. to distance itself from them.

Posted October 24th, 2018

A Foreign Policy Guided by Justice

Instead of constantly looking for reasons to take sides in the quarrels of others, a wiser and more just foreign policy would steer us away from taking part in their wars.

Posted October 30th, 2017

‘Observe Good Faith and Justice Towards All Nations’

Trump is starting off his presidency to a remarkable degree by pursuing the exact opposite of what Washington recommended.

Posted February 1st, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Ceaseless war puts Yemen on the brink of famine. The AP reports …

Posted January 6th, 2017

The Danger of Passionate Attachments and Inveterate Antipathies

Washington was very wise in warning against both kinds of intense sentiments.

Posted January 2nd, 2017

Entangling Alliances Weren’t (and Aren’t) Inevitable

George Friedman claims that foreign entanglements were always “inevitable” for the U.S., …

Posted July 8th, 2014

A So-Called “Washingtonian” Foreign Policy

Paul Caresse and Michael Doran propose adopting four “principles” for a foreign …

Posted May 23rd, 2014

Inveterate Antipathies and Passionate Attachments

Jim Antle’s article on the foreign policy of realists and Tea Partiers …

Posted February 18th, 2013