Washington Diarist

Syria, Bosnia, and the Old Mistakes
March 12, 2013

It has been two years since fifteen teenagers in the town of Dara’a scrawled “the people want the regime to fall” on the wall of a school. Two years. The Obama administration may as well not have existed.

A Darwinist Mob Goes After a Serious Philosopher
March 08, 2013

When Thomas Nagel’s Mind and Cosmos recently appeared, Steven Pinker took to Twitter and haughtily ruled that it was “the shoddy reasoning of a once-great thinker.” Fuck him, he explained.

Good Fences, Bad Neighbors: Israel and the Palestinians
February 15, 2013

The fence along Israel's border with Syria will help to protect Israel. What could go wrong with that?

Welcome to the Era of the Light Footprint
Obama finally finds his doctrine
January 29, 2013

Barack Obama's foreign policy: "light footprint," lightweight thinking.