Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “John Quincy Adams”

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

Setting Aside the Imperial Diadem

There is a great hunger among Americans across the spectrum for a foreign policy that is both responsible and humane, just and wise, peaceful and prudent.

Posted July 2nd, 2019

A Think Tank Dedicated to Peace and Restraint

The creation of a think tank dedicated to “an approach to the world based on diplomacy and restraint rather than threats, sanctions, and bombing” is very welcome news.

Posted June 30th, 2019

Go Not Abroad In Search of Monsters to Arm

We still shouldn’t go searching for monsters to destroy, but a more immediate concern should be that we stop arming and supporting monsters as they wreak havoc on their neighbors and their own people.

Posted November 23rd, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Unmaking England. Benjamin Schwarz considers the effects of the last twenty years …

Posted January 15th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Captivity among the Syrian rebels. Theo Padnos recounts his experiences of torture …

Posted October 31st, 2014

CPAC Hawks’ Bad History and Worse Foreign Policy

Thanks to Jordan Bloom for covering the CPAC panel on war and …

Posted March 14th, 2013

Misinterpreting the Monroe Doctrine

John Arquilla’s interpretation of Obama’s foreign policy goes awry early on: The …

Posted January 29th, 2013

“Her Glory Is Not Dominion, But Liberty”

Gary Gutting concludes his article on patriotism and morality: This project has …

Posted July 4th, 2012