Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Leon Wieseltier”

A “No-Fly Zone” in Syria Is Still Insane

A “no-fly zone” would first require the U.S. to destroy Syrian and Russian air defenses, putting us at war with both states.

Posted February 9th, 2016

Wieseltier’s Silly Argument Against the Iran Deal

Hawks insist on an impossible goal and then condemn the significant progress that was achieved through compromise.

Posted July 28th, 2015

Obama Isn’t a Synthesis of McGovern and Kissinger

Hawks need Obama to be some hybrid holdover from the 1970s, because they are still arguing with their old opponents from forty years ago.

Posted October 21st, 2014

Mindless Interventionism Is Bad For America

Leon Wieseltier makes a very tired argument: It turns out that Obama’s …

Posted April 24th, 2014

Exit Strategies and Control Freaks

Leon Wieseltier hates the idea of planning ahead: The prestige of “the …

Posted May 9th, 2013

A “Vanishing Red Line” That Isn’t Vanishing

Leon Wieseltier reminds us that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about: …

Posted April 18th, 2013

Syria Is Still Not Bosnia

In the midst of a bad argument for intervention in Syria, Leon …

Posted March 12th, 2013

The U.S. Hasn’t Abdicated Anything in Syria

As you would expect, Leon Wieseltier disparages the “realist” views that he …

Posted January 29th, 2013