Stephen Walt has modified his theory to the extent that it now has no explanatory power
Ross and Hochberg’s willingness to resort to strawman and guilt by association arguments exposes how weak their own argument really is
Walt’s efforts to show how the last ten years have proven him right would not pass muster in an introductory international relations course.
Ten years ago, John Mearsheimer and I published a controversial article and subsequent book examining the impact of the “Israel lobby.”
The Daily Beast just posted a magazine-length article by yours truly looking back at the Chuck Hagel confirmation battle and the role (or lack thereof) of the Jewish community and the notorious “Israel lobby” in the affair.
It appears that my August 5-14 column about Roger Cohen has upset a few people, which is usually one of the perks of the job. But some of those who are upset with me are people I care about, and with them in mind I’d like to expand on my thoughts a bit, by way of explaining what I meant.