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A Brief Guide To Foreign Policy Debate

When there is a conflict overseas that involves foreigners killing each other, liberal and neoconservative interventionists are convinced that it is genocide, know that it will get much worse and demand that we “do something.”  When there is a conflict overseas that involves Americans fighting foreigners, neoconservatives and Jacksonians are confident that everything will get much better and the end is in sight, while liberal interventionists will say that things can only get worse.  Non-interventionists say, “Don’t get involved and don’t start wars,” and all the other groups tell them that they have no grasp on reality.

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Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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