The Reckoning That Wasn't

Friday, March 3, 2023 9:52 PM

A great nation's foreign policy involves power, money, trade, oil and arms, 
but it proceeds from ideas.—William Pfaff

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,

I rest my case. A tour d’horizon by Andrew Bacevich in the current issue of Foreign Affairs sums up our current predicament. The Reckoning That Wasn’t. 

The problem is, the outlook and analysis of Bacevich and of George Kennan before him, and of Professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Cohen, will continue to be studiously ignored by the powers-that-be in Washington.

In consequence, America and the world at large have deliberately been placed in danger by the Washington foreign policy establishment for no good reason. It is a self-destructive escapade.

Sic transit gloria mundi.