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A Beginner’s Guide to ‘The Blob’–and the American Way of War

A Beginner’s Guide to ‘The Blob’–and the American Way of War

Why has American been at war for the entire 21st century? What accounts for the reality of “endless wars,” a phrase that even President Biden used to justify U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan? One obvious answer is that the Washington foreign policymaking class–a community now known as “the Blob” to critics–favors military interventions and rejects non-military...

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Why Is Facebook Abetting Trump’s Reckless Foreign Policy? 

Why Is Facebook Abetting Trump’s Reckless Foreign Policy? 

Robert Wright reports that Facebook’s head of “counterterrorism policy,” Brian Fishman, has offered an explanation of why the social media giant blocked the Instagram accounts of high-ranking Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps officers. When I asked Fishman to justify this policy, he said it’s designed to keep Facebook on the right side of the law, which...

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