The new realism

Good article by Timothy Garton Ash on the oscillation in American foreign policy between the immorality of so-called "realism" (the realpolitik of the Henry Kissinger-George Bush Sr-James Baker school) and the blind faith in illusions of the Wilsonian idealism that the neoconservatives sold to George Bush Jr after 9/11.

This is important because so much of the left, in an eagerness to beat Bush with anything available, fall into a dangerous alliance on "realists" like Walt and Mearsheimer and Ken Clarke.

More Wilsonian idealism please!
tags: Bush