If accession to NATO were a prerequisite for freedom and security, how would one explain the blissful postwar histories of non-members Finland and Sweden?
Walter A. McDougall
Dues payments are the least of NATO’s worries. More importantly, now that it’s so big, how can it defend its far-flung borders against Russia?
Walter McDougall discusses how America's civil religion has shaped our foreign policy.
What if the calamities of the 20th century really trace back to 1917 and the foolish American decision to join the Great War?
Walter A. McDougal is a professor of history and international relations at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of many books, most recently The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest (Yale University Press, 2016).