Tag: Kaushik Basu

  • A Jolt, Not a Rupture  

    It was the summer of 2005. George W. Bush had been reelected president the autumn before.  He possessed political capital, he exulted, and intended to use it. His inaugural address implicitly defended his invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and, without mentioning his embrace of NATO expansion, went further still: “[I]t is the policy of the […]