America needs to stop playing proxy-for-profit in Middle East

  Mark Twain once quipped, “God created war so that Americans would learn geography.” I don’t believe God created war — it is an evil and entirely human enterprise — but it does seem America is bound for a costly, and utterly stupid, geography lesson in a war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. For any … Continue reading America needs to stop playing proxy-for-profit in Middle East

History begs us to avoid another bloody war

We, in the United States, are not very good at learning from history. After our protracted, bloody and ultimately pointless war in Vietnam, the United States adopted the Weinberger Doctrine, designed to prevent wars not vital to our interests, and the kind of aimless blood-letting that carved more than 58,000 names on the Vietnam Memorial … Continue reading History begs us to avoid another bloody war