Category Archives: NeoCons and Nationalists

Some thoughts on Obama’s direction away from war and the neocon alliance with ISIL

By Alan Gilbert Some thoughts on Obama’s direction away from war and the neocon alliance with ISIL Neocon foreign policy, far into the “establishment” including Democratic “humanitarian interventionists” (neo-neo cons) in the Obama administration, has played a murderous and, for … Continue reading

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Meet Your New Warmongery Overlords

A brief overview of the U.S. Senate’s incoming freshman class’ foreign policy views is not pretty. Even those newly elected senators who seem to indicate some skepticism of foreign military intervention and a willingness to cut military spending couch their … Continue reading

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With Apologies to the Late Norman Schwarzkopf

As far as Frederick W. Kagan and William Kristol being great military strategists: They are neither strategists, nor are they schooled in the operational art, nor are they tacticians, nor are they generals, nor are they soldiers. Other than that, … Continue reading

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The Real Isolationists

Supporters of US military adventurism abroad often refer to their political opponents as “isolationists.” While it’s true that support for economic and cultural isolation can be paired with opposition to US imperialism and military interventionism, that need not be the case: Many … Continue reading

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The Neoconservative Obsession With Iran

Guest Column by Sheldon Richman originally published at the Future of Freedom Foundation Americans could be enjoying cultural and commercial relations with Iranians were it not for U.S. “leaders,” who are more aptly described as misleaders. Because of institutional, geopolitical, … Continue reading

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Sheldon Richman’s Memorial Day Reading List

We Who Dared to Say No to War: American Antiwar Writing from 1812 to Now, edited by Murray Polner and Thomas E. Woods Jr. The Failure of America’s Foreign Wars, edited by Richard M. Ebeling and Jacob G. Hornberger Why … Continue reading

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Bi-Partisan Platitudes at the George Bush Library

On April 25, all living US presidents from Jimmy Carter onward gathered in Dallas, Texas to herald the opening of the George Bush presidential library. Democrat and Republican alike, along with their wives, participated in a flattering ceremony that deemed … Continue reading

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