Articles by Michael Brandon McClellan

Why Giuliani Is Golden

NEWPORT BEACH -- Two surprises surfaced at the California Republican Party Convention a few weeks ago. First was the electric enthusiasm for Rudy Giuliani; second was the widespread ambivalence and, in many cases, even hostility towards John McCain. Giuliani... Read More

Five Reasons Americans Should Cheer For France in the World Cup

Two opening disclaimers: First, I am far more Anglophile than Francophile, much preferring, for example, Henry V to Joan of Arc, Wellington to Napoleon, Lloyd George to Clemenceau, Churchill to De Gaulle, and Blair to Chirac. Second, to butcher a... Read More

Our Rhineland Moment

In conjunction with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's announcement that the Islamic Republic has successfully enriched uranium, both Hugh Hewitt and Bill Kristol invoked the Rhineland analogy as a warning for America to act promptly to prevent the emergence o Read More

NeoConservatism vs. NeoFukayama

Francis Fukuyama's widely heralded recent critique of the neoconservative paradigm, titled "After Neoconservatism" in the New York Times seems to stem more from a change of heart in Fukuyama than an actual changing of circumstances on the ground in the... Read More

Realist or Idealist?

In the 2000 Presidential Election, George W. Bush campaigned as a strict foreign policy realist -- vowing to stand for America's "national interest" and positioning himself in contrast to the perceived excesses of Clintonian "nation-building". Bush's common-sense Read More

Politically Correcting the Legend

Jerry Bruckheimer's most recent rendition of King Arthur raises a fascinating question: is the political correcting process implemented intentionally, or does such revision simply occur by momentum once patterns of thought start heading in a certain direction? The Read More

The Central Front

Editor's note: This is the final installment of a three-part series arguing that neoconservatism best defends America. You can read part 1 here and part 2 here. Uniquely, democratic realism recognizes that in the present era of Islamic terror,... Read More

The Alternatives Are Dangerously Insufficient

Editor's note: This is part II of a three-part series. Read part I of the series here. Part III will be published next week. Criticizing a grand strategy as ambitious as the Bush administration's is easy. Providing an alternative... Read More

Why Neo-Conservatism Best Defends America

Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part series on neoconservatism and American foreign policy. The neo-conservative strategic paradigm has become the rhetorical punching bag of pundits across the political spectrum. Not only leftists, but isolationist-lea Read More

Is the Tide Turning on Torts?

"Law is but a means, justice is the end." Such is the bold inscription on the Georgetown University Law Center library, and the idea to which American tort law subscribes. At least that is the theory I was taught... Read More

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