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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The war for the “Greater Middle East.” Andrew Bacevich summarizes the reasons for America’s entanglements in the affairs of the region over the last thirty years.

Oakeshott’s idealism. John Gray reviews Michael Oakeshott’s notebooks.

Iraq and longing for Vietnam. Gregory Daddis explains why hawkish Iraq revisionists want to liken the current situation in Iraq to the end of the war in Vietnam.

Britain’s Cabinet reshuffle as it happened. The Spectatorreports on Cameron’s major changes to his government.

Reform conservatism’s blind spot. Justin Logan explains why reforming Republican foreign policy has to be part of the agenda.

Rick Perry’s nine sins. Sean Kay and Ryan Evans list the many errors in the Texas governor’s recent op-ed.

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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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