Saving the Republican Foreign Policy Establishment

In my New Atlanticist essay “Republican Foreign Policy Establishment, RIP?“  I challenge Ilan Goldenberg‘s assertion that Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama for president sounds the death knell for “the Republican foreign policy establishment as we know it.”

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  1. Saving the Republican Foreign Policy Establishment: In my New Atlanticist essay ?Republican Forei..

  2. Like Mark Twain, the rumors of Republican’s death have been greatly exaggerated.

    Between the end of history, peak oil, and the quadrennial prediction of the end of the Republican or Democrat Party, can we just declare a moratorium on the death of anything for a while instead of having pundits parading their wishes as inevitable?

  3. John Burgess says:

    I think someone is interpreting “John Bolton” to mean “Republican foreign policy establishment”.

    Botulin Bolton has no immediate future in the US FP establishment, so in that limited sense, the statement is true.