Update: I wrote the column linked above before reading Chapter 9 of Bret Stephens’ new America In Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder. The chapter confirms my prescription for the foist move of the 114th Congress. “Big time,” as former Vice President Cheney might say.
On the same day I’ll be talking with Mark Leibovich about his new Citizens of the Green Room, which is as funny as Stephens’ book is serious. Together they paint a picture of a fundamentally unserious America at just the moment the opposite is called for.
Read them both. By Tuesday. There will be a test.