World

Obama’s Great Game

Obama’s Great Game

The day before Richard Holbrooke arrived in Kabul, eight suicide bombers and gunmen...

Marriage, Freedom, Discrimination

Marriage, Freedom, Discrimination

Many others commit the offense, but Ryan Sager, the industrious libertarian pundit,...

Takimag TV

Thank God McCain Lost!

Thank God McCain Lost!

President Bush put conservatism in critical condition. A President McCain would have...

Iraq In Extremis

Iraq In Extremis

Great. That’s all we need. There is ” title=“a cholera epidemic”a cholera epidemic in...

Takimag TV

Obama, the Art of Political Lying, and Sarah Palin’s Legs

Obama, the Art of Political Lying, and Sarah Palin’s Legs

I usually find these debates demeaning, because they’re not exactly Lincoln vs....

Politics

Just Say No

Just Say No

Reports of the death of the Republican Party appear to have been premature. Not since...

Be Careful What You Ask For

Be Careful What You Ask For

A busy week here in Rome. In one week, I’ve been privileged to venerate: the bones of...

World

America First!

America First!

When traditional conservatives, liberals and others argue that America’s hyper-interventionist foreign policy is the cause of many of our problems, that we would like to see the U.S. do less around the world is called “isolationist” or worse. But like it or not, Israel and the U.S. are seen as one-in-the-same in the Middle East, a fact that should make Americans uncomfortable given the never-ending instability in that powder keg of a region. Given the recent events in Gaza, perhaps it’s time for a new cuss word when discussing American foreign policy - “interventionist” - a much more dangerous prospect than simply minding your own business.

Iraq war

There Is a Season

There Is a Season

“All things have their season, and in their times all things pass under heaven.A time...

What Would Machiavelli Do?

What Would Machiavelli Do?

This past fall, I held an informal poll of the students at the first-rate liberal arts...

Militarism and Conservatism: Can this Marriage be Saved?

Militarism and Conservatism: Can this Marriage be Saved?

Today it is almost axiomatic that conservatives are nationalistic, interventionist, and...

Politics

No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land

A longer version of this article went into the Lancaster Newspapers, for which I’m a...

GOP

The Dumb Leading the Dumber?

The Dumb Leading the Dumber?

Though I maintain my faith in the basic decency of loyal Republican voters, the...

On Bashing Nationalism

On Bashing Nationalism

Several of the most interesting commenters on this site (okay, I’ll name them: Sid...

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