Michael Ledeen

Michael Ledeen is an American historian, philosopher, foreign-policy analyst, and writer. He is a former consultant to the National Security Council, the Department of State, and the Department of Defense. ...

Michael Ledeen is an American historian, philosopher, foreign-policy analyst, and writer. He is a former consultant to the National Security Council, the Department of State, and the Department of Defense. He held the Freedom Scholar chair at the American Enterprise Institute, where he was a scholar for 20 years, and now holds the similarly named chair at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Never Gonna Stand for This

I think that very few members of the ruling class have a clear understanding of the great awakening under way in the countryside. Have you heard the marching song yet? ...

BarackObama.ir

Did you know that the Islamic Republic of Iran has devoted a website to President Obama?  It’s mostly gossip, but there’s a bit of deep thinking, mullah-style. Voila.

The New ‘Pentagon Papers’

This is first-rate commentary, and oorah! for the New York Times for publishing it. Bottom line: Nothing new here, save perhaps some operational details that may cost NATO lives. The ...

Iran in Afghanistan

Imagine that: Iran — sometimes in cahoots with Sunnis (and North Korea) — is very active in the fight against us in Afghanistan. Hey, Wikileaks says so, so it must be true.

Sherrod and Holy Writ

First she was fired, and now she’s back in demand. Never mind all that talk about context, nuance, and epiphany; concentrate on what this tells us about our government. Her presumed ...