Democracy Won’t Stop Terrorism

Most of the debate surrounding the Iraqi occupation concerns tactical questions. How many soldiers are needed, how many schools have opened, how many terrorists have been killed? In Donald Rumsfeld’s famous formula, American success is ultimately to be determined by the ratio of terrorists killed over terrorists created remaining above one. Even the critics of … Continue reading “Democracy Won’t Stop Terrorism”

The Folly of Empire

“Neocons do not feel that kind of alarm or anxiety about the growth of the state in the past century, seeing it as natural, indeed inevitable. … People have always preferred strong government to weak government, although they certainly have no liking for anything that smacks of overly intrusive government.” – Irving Kristol, “The Neoconservative … Continue reading “The Folly of Empire”