An Empty Tale

The foreign policy establishment is responding to Trump-era brutalities by demanding more, not less, aggression and empire.

The American foreign policy establishment is in crisis. Donald Trump’s election, which occurred despite his repeated attacks on recent US foreign policy, revealed that mainstream thinkers no longer retain hegemony over the national security debate. The myriad failures of post–9/11 military intervention — Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria — have shattered the consensus that insists the United States […]

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