CRB: War without end

This morning we continue our preview of the new issue of the Claremont Review of Books. Thanks to our friends at the Claremont Institute, I read the new issue in galley to select three pieces to be submitted for the consideration of Power Line readers. As always, wanting to do right by the magazine and by our readers, I had a hard time choosing. You, however, can do your own choosing at the heavily subsidized price of $19.95 a year by clicking on the link above and accessing subscription services. At that price the CRB affords the most cost-effective political education available in the United States of America. Subscribe by clicking on Subscription Services at the link and get immediate online access thrown in for free.

Angelo M. Codevilla is a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute and professor emeritus of International Relations at Boston University. He has become a formidable critic of the American establishment as he presents in, for example, in the 2010 American Spectator essay “America’s ruling class–and the perils of revolution.” Looking back, the essay looks to be a forerunner of the Trump phenomenon.

Professor Codevilla is a long-time and bracing critic of what he takes to be the foreign policy of the establishment right, left and center. He takes Eliot Cohen to be the voice of the center of the foreign policy establishment. Professor Codevilla presents Cohen’s new book — The Big Stick — as a defense of American foreign policy since 2001. Professor Codevilla finds Cohen, the book and the foreign policy wanting. His review of the book is “War without end.” It is something like a full frontal assault that should be of special interest as President Trump acts to reform our foreign policy.