Ukraine: Don’t let Eurocentrism or even outright racism dictate our response

The world has no shortage of horrors, once you expand your lens beyond Western Europe.  Horrors and humanitarian crises caused by repressive, authoritarian regimes are the norm in fact, not the exception.  We should do what we can, but we can’t save everyone. Europe is supposed to be different.  These things don’t happen in the… Continue reading Ukraine: Don’t let Eurocentrism or even outright racism dictate our response

Afghanistan: Lofty dreams and outright lies, the wreckage of neoconservatism and its lessons for our entire approach to government

Our failure in Afghanistan is the result of policy goals that could never be achieved and lies to cover up our failure to achieve them.  Unfortunately, this pattern isn’t limited to the Middle East.  It infects just about everything, from our response to coronavirus to climate change, we’re always planning to do the impossible, then… Continue reading Afghanistan: Lofty dreams and outright lies, the wreckage of neoconservatism and its lessons for our entire approach to government