Tag Archives: Foreign Policy

Waiting for Eloi… or not

Just read some excellent columns in a new online journal I highly recommend: American Greatness.

Among the columns was this one on Making America Victorious Again. The net is that our foreign policy sucks, is bipartisan, has stunk for a long time and perhaps the only way to fix it is to change the guy at the top. It’s a good argument and you should read it.

One commenter posited that a military draft – broadly enough applied, which would have to include the kids of Congressmen – could change our foreign policy and end the useless, un-won […]

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US Needs to Re-evaluate Foreign Policy

The 20th Century was “The American Century,” and most of us who came to adulthood in the latter half are accustomed to two constants: The Russians are the enemy, and we can throw-around our weight whenever and wherever we want.

Both of these need to be reconsidered; not from a lack of will, guts or engagement, but because they are, like the century in which they were born, past.

Whether the neocons like it or not, the Cold War is over and we won. Rather than continue to assume that Russia is and always will be our enemy, we need […]

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Trump = Ike 2.0

People need to take a step back from the edge and put some perspective on the election. Very little policy difference exists between the foreign, defense, immigration, race, infrastructure policies of Trump and Eisenhower. The Right keeps yammering for the 1950s… well? Guess what?

Are we going to tear ourselves apart by not nominating a litmus-test “Conservative” who demands government draw outside the lines of the enumerated powers, or get back to the Constitution? The demand of the far right for government involvement in abortion, marriage, bathrooms, sexual behavior… are just as far from the Enumerated Powers are the demand […]

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Great Powers and Civilization

Great Powers are those nations that throughout history have shown themselves both able and willing to order the population of the globe by slicing and dicing territory and nations to their desired ends, or by keeping the peace through treaties and trade, or both, depending on the time and one’s view.

Rome was the first such. In the Age of Exploration, Portugal and Holland led the way, Britain and Spain ultimately dominated. Following Spain’s demise as a Great Power (due exclusively to her internal-only, closed market system of trade rather than Britain’s free trade and open markets), Britain and her […]

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