More Gene Healy Articles

  • An exceptional America is more than just American exceptionalism

    Some neoconservative ideologues have turned American Exceptionalism into an ersatz religion, fidelity to which demands reshaping the rest of the world in our Image, by force, if necessary.

  • Why the Rand Paul-Rick Perry feud over Iraq is good for U.S. policy

    The GOP's "11th Commandment" was a silly idea to begin with: A little Red-on-Red internecine strife can be good fun, and the issues here are important.

  • First Gulf War in 1991 was America's opening Iraq mistake

    Now's not the time to re-litigate the Iraq War, we're told -- mostly by people whose bright idea it was in the first place. If we "spend our time debating what happened 11 or 12 years ago," says former vice-president Dick Cheney, we're "missing the boat."

  • The Iraq War was a bipartisan disaster

    "Sorry" seems to be the hardest word for neoconservatives who championed the Iraq War, but sometimes they manage to squeeze it out. 

  • 'Don't do stupid stuff' is smart foreign-policy advice

    On Feb. 28, 2003, a few weeks before launching the “shock and awe” aerial assault on Iraq, President George W. Bush outlined his vision for “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” His administration had “set a goal,” he told the crowd at the American Enterprise Institute's annual dinner: “We...

  • Who would Hillary Clinton bomb?

    Judging by the early reviews, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's new memoir, "Hard Choices," is a cautious, poll-tested tome, drafted with an eye toward 2016. But she says at least one interesting thing in the book. On her 2002 vote to authorize the Iraq War, Secretary Clinton...



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

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