John J. Tierney Jr. is a Professor Emeritus at IWP and Former Special Assistant and Foreign Affairs Officer for the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
With the growth of ISIS, the recent Paris attacks, the threats to the American homeland, not to mention the racial unrest at home, plus practically everything else since September 11th, one could easily believe that the world has suddenly plunged into unprecedented chaos and violence.Read More The Best or Worst of Times ›
I often open my class on U.S. foreign policy by asking the following (trick) question: In history, what is the Capital city that has come closest to an existential defeat of the United States? Hands go up: Moscow, Berlin, Tokyo, even London.Read More We Have Met the Enemy and He Is …. Us ›
The name “America” may mean a number of things to the seven billion people living on planet earth. Both good and bad. The word “superpower” comes first to mind, and many do not like the world’s policeman (both at home and abroad).Read More Liberty: America’s gift to the world ›
California is not the only part of American now burning. So is the political system. The metaphor “fire” has served a number of purposes for human endeavor, mostly positive. Out West, the fire is tragic, but in human affairs, fire has indicated resolve, purpose, and dogmatic sense of mission, also hard to “put out.”Read More Where’s the Fire? ›
The most enduring legacy of World War I for the United States has been the emergence of a unique set of internationalist principles, which has allowed the country to elevate itself to a self-defined pedestal of righteous virtue justifying the pursuit of its foreign policies.Read More For America “The War to End War” Was Just the Beginning ›
Into its fifth year, with no end in sight, the war in Iraq has consumed the American people in ways similar to the Vietnam War a generation ago. Many see the war as open-ended, with a commitment lasting one hundred years if needed. The U.S. attempt at democratic transformation is still raging in a place…Read More Shackled to a Corpse ›
Are the professionally-organized anti-war protests a reaction to the invasion of Iraq or to the Bush administration in general, or is there more than meets the eye? Professor John Tierney, Jr. takes a behind-the-scenes look in his newest book, The Politics of Peace: What’s Behind the Anti-War Movement?, just published by the Capital Research Center.Read More The Politics of Peace ›