Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “The Economist”

‘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

How popular is peace? Michael Desch analyzes the findings of the Chicago …

Posted October 23rd, 2015

The Indefensible War on Yemen Continues

Yemen has been devastated in the name of reimposing an unwanted president.

Posted October 23rd, 2015

The (Mostly) Ignored War on Yemen

Yemen is the war about which Western publics know little and care less.

Posted September 14th, 2015

The Atrocious War on Yemen

Every day that the U.S. backs this war, our government is contributing to the senseless killing of Yemeni civilians.

Posted May 9th, 2015

The West and Ukraine

Western governments decided over the last year that Ukraine wasn’t worth very much to them.

Posted January 20th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The tragedy of the American military. James Fallows blasts Americans’ willingness to …

Posted January 2nd, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Libya and the tides of history. Noah Millman reflects on Shakespeare and …

Posted November 21st, 2014

The British Vote to Recognize Palestine

The House of Commons vote is a sign that Israel is losing ground among some of its otherwise reliable supporters in the West.

Posted October 14th, 2014

Alliances and “Credibility” Arguments (II)

There are many things wrong with this Economist editorial, but this struck …

Posted May 1st, 2014

Confrontation Can’t Be Avoided By Actively Seeking It

The Economist wants to confront Russia now: The West has seen Russia …

Posted April 17th, 2014

The Economist and Saakashvili’s “Legacy”

The Economist‘s report on the end of Saakashvili’s tenure is typical in …

Posted October 31st, 2013

Obama and the Urge to Meddle in Foreign Conflicts

The Economist’s Lexington gets something very wrong: Mr Obama is not in …

Posted August 22nd, 2013

The Republicans’ 2016 “Bench” Is Weaker Than It Appears

The Economist considers Rick Perry’s political future. I’m not very interested in …

Posted July 11th, 2013

Persophobia at The Economist

The cover article for this week’s Economist mainly addresses Iran’s nuclear program, …

Posted June 21st, 2013

When Did Romney Ever Court “the Isolationist Right”?

Apparently, The Economist‘s editors were not paying much attention to the Republican …

Posted August 23rd, 2012

Romney, “Traditional Allies,” and NATO

The Economist offers a ridiculously generous assessment of Romney’s foreign policy: He …

Posted August 4th, 2012