Monthly Archives: February 2017

King of the World

Trump-Bannon Titanic - Cartoon from China Daily
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David Frum: How to Beat Trump – The Atlantic

Trump wants to identify all opposition to him with the black-masked crowbar thugs who smashed windows and burned a limo on his inauguration day. Remember Trump’s tweet about stripping citizenship from flag burners? It’s beyond audacious that a candidate who

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Jon Finer: Trump Is Attacking Any Institution That Challenges Him – The Atlantic

So far, just about the only prominent American institution that could oppose Trump’s agenda, and that he has not attacked, is Congress. That may be because, thus far, the Republican-controlled body has largely deferred and acceded to his demands. The

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Stephen Walt: Trump Has Already Blown It – Foreign Policy

What these modern-day Jacobins don’t realize, alas, is that destroying institutions is easier than building them. If their assault on our core political traditions and institutions is successful, the United States will at best end up weaker and poorer. At

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The Operation American Greatness Gallery (In Progress)

The unveiling today of some rather extraordinary magazine covers seems occasion enough to justify presentation of the OAG Gallery as it happens to stand at the moment. Since, during the course of normal business at this site, the images appear

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Jeet Heer: National Review’s Sad Surrender to Trump – New Republic

Forfeiting the ideals of Never Trump, National Review is starting to embrace, slowly and awkwardly, the Republican president out of fealty to the party. This was perhaps an inevitable development. The magazine was born in 1955 as a revolt against

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Kahl and Brands: Trump’s Grand Strategic Train Wreck – Foreign Policy

What all this means, in practical terms, is that the implementation phase of Trump’s grand strategy — the period in which the ideas upon which one campaigns are translated into the day-to-day initiatives by which one governs — is likely

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Walter Russell Mead: The Jacksonian Revolt – Foreign Affairs

To paraphrase what the neoconservative intellectual Irving Kristol wrote about Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1952, there is one thing that Jacksonians know about Trump—that he is unequivocally on their side. About their country’s elites, they feel they know no such

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