The King of Brobdingnag comments on America’s grand strategy

Summary:  Across the gulf of three centuries, Jonathan Swift's insights provide another perspective on America.  His observations, cloaked in metaphor, deserve attention.  The following is an excerpt from Gulliver's Travels, A Voyage to Brobdingnag, chapter 6 -- Gulliver explains the English government to the King of this great people (source). . Background on the debate An excerpt … Continue reading The King of Brobdingnag comments on America’s grand strategy

America’s grand strategy, now in shambles

Second of a series of notes about America's grand strategy, and its future. The Bush Doctrine set the framework for the administration's first term is now in shambles. The doctrine was described in the 2002 National Security Strategy of the United States, stating that, in the wake of the September 11 attacks, America would ... launch preventive … Continue reading America’s grand strategy, now in shambles