Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Seafarers of Iran

Teddy Roosevelt, greatest American proponent of gunboat diplomacy, signaled the arrival of the United States to the status of great power by sending the Great White Fleet around the world.  For a nation rich in industrial power but previously lacking … Continue reading

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The Case for Withdrawal from Iraq

Editors note: what follows was originally an essay written on October 7th, 2011, and in light of “U.S. President Barack Obama, announcing today that “the rest of our troops will come home by the end of the year,”” it seemed … Continue reading

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Post-Qaddafi Roundup

First: here are the 112 different ways to write his name in English, and here is an explanation for why there are so many versions. Next: Spencer Ackerman was the quickest to predict the future with his next-72-hours post-Qaddafi coverage media … Continue reading

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