The American Conservative: Peace and Restraint
The American Conservative has been an indispensable outlet for the ideas and arguments of dissident and traditional conservatives for more than sixteen years. Since its founding, the magazine and its website have been the principled voice of conservative opposition to the many follies of the Bush, Obama, and Trump eras, and they have also been the reliable defender of local communities, constitutional government, a broad distribution of power and wealth, and the causes of liberty and peace. That defense is needed now as much as it has ever been.
Over the last four years, TAC has been a consistent critic of ill-conceived military intervention in Syria, and we have been leading opponents of the continuation of that unauthorized war. We have also been one of the loudest voices condemning U.S. support for the appalling Saudi-led war on Yemen since it began in 2015, and we are one of the only American publications to pay close attention to U.S. support for this conflict and the devastating effects of the war there. More broadly, we have been leading the way in questioning the value of U.S. relationships with authoritarian client states. We continue to warn against the folly of wars of choice and the dangers of enabling reckless clients, and we have also been opposing the administration’s dangerous policy of confrontation against Iran and its policy of regime change in Venezuela. Our arguments are more necessary than ever as the U.S. remains entangled in multiple wars with no end in sight and risks entering more in the years to come.
The need for a conservative message of peace and restraint is clear. Both parties continue to be dominated by their most hawkish factions, and there is still only limited debate within either party over whether our government should continue to wage open-ended wars. There are large constituencies in both parties that are open to and interested in a much less meddlesome and interventionist foreign policy, but they continue to be grossly underrepresented in Washington and in our foreign policy debates. TAC offers a critically important voice for all Americans that want a foreign policy governed by respect for the Constitution, an understanding of the limits of American power, and the responsible and just use of that power abroad.
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