Category US

Principle and self-interest in a symbiosis

I wonder if USS Clueless’ team are mostly being sarcastic (e.g., in the choice of name for their space ship). They quote a translation of this Le Monde op-ed and pretend to be bewildered by its “arrogance and condescension”. But…

Who saved whom from what?

Drezner on “we saved their cheese-eating asses”. (I stumbled on the link at vpostrel.com.) Here’s my two cents: It’s simply incorrect to say that the US “saved France from Hitler” without mentioning the Allied war effort in general. Suppose an…

Out of the Simpsonian

Is Jonah Goldberg writing for The Simpsons? They’d appreciate his use of Homer’s metaphors. The trouble is, the French are no surrender monkeys. It’s just not true. Not in the 20th century anyway. France fought in WWI literally to the…

Occupation?

The US should go to war if it believes it is absolutely necessary. Apparently, most Americans think it is — although I doubt this is an informed opinion. But they shouldn’t expect the world, even their traditional allies, to follow…

Polanski

One way of choosing subjects for blogging – for lack of originality – is to follow the posts of some bright, opinionated, and outspoken blogger and pick on them. Why don’t we start with Eugene Volokh? I think the question of…