To preserve both the country and political philosophy, Jaffa returned to the beginning.
It can’t simply be taken for granted that democracy in individual states is compatible with the liberal international order.
We should keep in mind our interests and our allies. Doing so brings home to us the paradox of strategic thinking: to secure peace, prepare for war.
David Tucker is the Director of Teacher Programs at the Ashbrook Center, Ashland, Ohio. He is the author of several books, most recently Revolution and Resistance: Moral Revolution, Military Might, and the End of Empire (Johns Hopkins, 2016). The views expressed here are his own.