Breaking Out of the Interventionist Cycle
The desire to meddle in things that do not concern the U.S. is a powerful one, and not even decades of failed interventions have extinguished it.
Janan Ganesh predicts that the U.S. will be launching new military interventions before long:
There are two reasons why the US won’t resist intervention for long. One is its place in the world. It takes superhuman discipline to possess awesome power without using it. Ungoverned land, Joseph Conrad’s “blank spaces on the earth”, becomes intolerable. Of al…