After Monday’s debate, many took note of the way in which Mitt Romney shifted his foreign policy towards what constitutes the center on Syria, Afghanistan, and Iran. It was as if the previous ten months or so had never happened, with The New York Times editorial page suggesting that Romney now “does not actually have any real ideas on foreign policy beyond what President Obama has already done, or plans to do”. His relative moderation also led some, including The Forward’s Gal Beckerman to ask, “So Romney seems to have ditched the neocons tonight. Where was Dan Senor’s influence?”
Jewish Republicans may pretend a vote for Mitt Romney is one for smaller government and free enterprise. It actually advances a radical Christian right agenda, Jay Michaelson writes.
His strident politics notwithstanding, Mark Helprin’s magically descriptive powers have rendered up some of the most genuinely adventurous writing of our time.
The neoconservatives stars came out to fete Bernard Lewis at a gala in his honor. The Princeton professor is considered an ideological godfather of the Iraq War.
The man once known as the intellectual godfather of the Iraq war opposes a military strike on Iran.