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In his documentary series The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004), Adam Curtis parallels the rise of militant Islam with the ‘neoconservative’ movement in America. 3,289 more words

Part 1

Derailing Chilcot: The red herring of post-war planning in Iraq

CROSSPOST: Ian Sinclair

“If they can get you asking the wrong questions,” the American novelist Thomas Pynchon once wrote, “they don’t have to worry about answers.” 1,077 more words

Current Affairs

Quote of the Week: Francis Fukuyama, "After the Neocons"

I did not like the original version of Leninism and was skeptical when the Bush administration turned Leninist. Democracy in my view is likely to expand universally  96 more words


On History

I. Introduction

Charles Krauthammer is a notable figure in American political thought, and, though he is a neo-conservative, I admire him. Let me state for the record that I believe neo-conservative foreign policy has been a disaster for the United States – at least in the Bush era. 1,351 more words

Traditional Conservatives Are Responsible for The GOP, Too

Bruce P. Frohnen, a law professor at Ohio Northern University College and a senior contributor at the Imaginative Conservative, has reflected on the demise of the conservative movement. 346 more words


Enter The Blob

One of the big takeaways from that New York Times Magazine profile of Ben Rhodes earlier this month was Rhodes’s description of the DC foreign policy establishment, which he called “The Blob”: 832 more words

Middle East

So nice they published me twice

I’m grateful to the folks at LobeLog for publishing me twice today, and I’d be grateful to you folks for heading over there and checking both pieces out. 987 more words

Politics (for The Self-loathing Reader)