The Week’s Most Interesting Reads
Clinton’s hawk-in-waiting. Philip Giraldi reviews the record of Victoria Nuland, a likely Clinton choice for Secretary of State.
Foreign policy and the failure of the marketplace of ideas. Trevor Thrall finds that U.S. media outlets have been misrepresenting the expanding U.S. military involvement in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen for years.
The false neoconservative claim of consensus. Paul Pillar objects to Eliot Cohen’s claim that neoconservatives have been part of a broad foreign policy consensus dating back to the ’50s.
LBJ, Vietnam, and the political costs of fighting a hopeless war. Michael Cohen details why Johnson persisted in a failed war.