Hijacking the Name of 'Restraint'

O’Hanlon wants to swoop in and claim the label for his own variant of liberal hegemony, but that dog won’t hunt.

Andrew Latham reviews Michael O’Hanlon’s new book, The Art of War in an Age of Peace: U.S. Grand Strategy and Resolute Restraint :

By “restraint”: O’Hanlon means not doing certain things — not entering into new alliances, not seeking to export liberal democracy at bayonet point, not firing the first shot in a crisis, not exaggerating minor provocations, …

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