Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “WWI”

The U.S. Shouldn’t Seek New ‘Ideological Confrontations’ Abroad

Kagan wants the U.S. to take a more confrontational approach to dealing with Russia and China, and in order to sell that today he has to dress it up as something more than the destructive and costly pursuit of hegemony that he has been pushing for decades.

Posted March 17th, 2019

Bolton Uses WWI-Era Rhetoric to Promote a Cruel Iran Policy

If the Trump administration seeks to “squeeze them very hard,” as Bolton says, it is inevitable that the civilian population will suffer greatly as a result of that “squeezing.”

Posted November 13th, 2018

Recurring Foreign Policy Errors and the Decision to Intervene in Russia

American intervention in Russia’s civil war is a classic example of how the U.S. can be lured into doing something unnecessary and dangerous on the basis of shoddy information.

Posted April 3rd, 2017

America’s Habit of Fighting Unnecessary Wars

The fault here doesn’t lie with the people or their representatives that don’t want long, open-ended foreign conflicts and occupations.

Posted June 1st, 2016

A Bad WWI Counterfactual

A bad WWI counterfactual based on a poor reading of the history of the war and its aftermath.

Posted June 3rd, 2015

The Uses and Abuses of Historical Analogies

Historical analogies are very often used in crude attempts to shoehorn modern events into convenient ideological stories.

Posted December 1st, 2014

National Unity and Foreign Wars

The last time that the public offered broad, uncritical support to U.S. foreign wars, their trust was betrayed and the country was much worse off because of it.

Posted October 6th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A portrait of an imperialist. Geoffrey Wheatcroft reviews Lawrence James’ Churchill and …

Posted August 22nd, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why WWI lasted as long as it did. Stephen Walt considers the …

Posted August 1st, 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

How La Follette became an anti-imperialist. Andrew Bacevich reviews Richard Drake’s The …

Posted April 4th, 2014

Obama, WWI, and Iraq

Isaac Chotiner objects to Obama’s strangely positive remarks on WWI while in …

Posted March 27th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

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

Posted January 31st, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Starting this week, every Friday I’ll be putting together a compilation of …

Posted January 24th, 2014