Jonathan Clarke

Neoconservatism, Iraq, and Reagan


In his response to our article “Neoconservatism Is Not Reaganism” (posted Tuesday under the headline, “Would Ronald Reagan Have Attacked Iraq?”), Peter Wallison evinces a keen eye for the humorous. We had supposed that the spectrum of arguments for attacking Iraq was filled. We were wrong. He offers us genuinely new reasons, namely that “its […]

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Would Ronald Reagan Have Attacked Iraq?


Following September 11, 2001, the U.S. has undertaken a remarkably ambitious foreign policy — one radically different from the philosophy on which President Bush campaigned and a notable departure from the classic principles of conservative realism in which ends are ambitious but carefully calculated, and means are sufficient for success but prudently measured. Some heart-warming […]

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