National Review Online: The Separatist Two-Step - By Michael Auslin - The Corner - National Review Online. Catalonia, Scotland, Texas. Is there something to the recent rage for separatism? It’s all about failing states, it seems.
Foreign Policy: From Bad to None. Our enemies are gloating, and our allies are grimly deciding where to go from here. By Victor Davis Hanson, April 2014. Barack Obama had a foreign policy for about five years, and now he has none. The first-term foreign policy’s assumptions went something like this. Obama was to assure the world that he was not George W. Bush. Whatever the latter was for, Obama was mostly against.