Author

Patrick J. Garrity

Patrick J. Garrity is a research faculty affiliate with the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia and a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute.

 

Dr. Garrity has served as a senior policy analyst for the Los Alamos Scientific Labratories and a fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Foreign Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. He has published widely on international affairs and American foreign policy.

Dr. Garrity holds the M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from the Claremont Graduate School.

Articles by Patrick J. Garrity

Trump’s Foreign Policy

Trump’s Foreign Policy

The long-term future of Republican foreign policy will require balancing internationalist, hardline, and noninterventionist concerns.
Foxes and Hedgehogs

Foxes and Hedgehogs

Our modern sensibility should correspond to the ancient virtues of prudence and statecraft.
Burned Out

Burned Out

A review of several books on national security by Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Harold Brown, and Cyrus Vance
Shielding the Republic

Shielding the Republic

Patrick J. Garrity reassesses Walter Lippmann's "U.S. Foreign Policy: Shield of the Republic".
Defending the Rimland

Defending the Rimland

Patrick J. Garrity reassesses Nicholas Spykman's "America's Strategy in World Politics: The United States and the Balance of Power," and "The Geography of the Peace".
The Pivot of Europe

The Pivot of Europe

Patrick J. Garrity reviews " Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, from 1453 to the Present," by Brendan Simms.
The Fleet was Ready

The Fleet was Ready

Patrick J. Garrity discusses Winston Churchill's naval strategy as First lord of the Admiralty, and in Churchill's "The World Crisis".
And the War Came

And the War Came

Patrick J. Garrity reviews Allen C. Guelzo's "Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction" and "Gettysburg: The Last Invasion".
War Liberals

War Liberals

Patrick J. Garrity on Progressives and the use of force.
Uncle Sam’s Web-Feet

Uncle Sam’s Web-Feet

Patrick J. Garrity reviews "War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865," by James M. McPherson.
Engineers of Victory

Engineers of Victory

Patrick J. Garrity reviews "Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War," by Paul Kennedy.
Supreme Command

Supreme Command

Patrick J. Garrity reassesses Eliot Cohen's "Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime".
Classics Review: America and the Revolutions of 1848

Classics Review: America and the Revolutions of 1848

Patrick J. Garrity reassesses William H. Stiles's "Austria in 1848-49: Being a History of the Late Political Movements in Vienna, Milan, Venice, and Prague; with Details of the Campaigns of Lombardy and Novara: A Full Account of the Revolution in Hungary; and Historical Sketches of the Austrian Government and the Princes of the Empire".
The Ghost of Herbert Hoover

The Ghost of Herbert Hoover

A review of Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover's Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath, edited with an introduction by George H. Nash
Alternative Worlds

Alternative Worlds

Patrick J. Garrity reviews the National Intelligence Council's "Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds".
Classics Review: William Gilpin’s

Classics Review: William Gilpin’s

Patrick J. Garrity reassesses William Gilpin's "The Central Gold Region: The Grain, Pastoral and Gold Regions of North America, with Some New Views of its Physical Geography; and Observations of the Pacific Railroad".
The Founding and the Law of Nations

The Founding and the Law of Nations

Patrick J. Garrity discusses the promises and difficulties of using American power to create an international system favorable to peace, prosperity, and liberal politics.
The Great Warpath

The Great Warpath

Patrick J. Garrity reviews "Conquered into Liberty: Two Centuries of Battles Along the Great Warpath that Made the American Way of War," by Eliot Cohen.
The Tribe of the Eagle

The Tribe of the Eagle

Patrick J. Garrity reviews "Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership," by Barry Strauss.
Is Geography Destiny?

Is Geography Destiny?

Patrick J. Garrity reviews Robert D. Kaplan's "The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us about Coming Conflicts and the Battle against Fate".
Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Patrick J. Garrity on the security studies of Edward Mead Earle and Nicholas Spykman.
Russian War Guilt

Russian War Guilt

Patrick J. Garrity reviews Sean McMeekin's "The Russian Origins of the First World War".
Iron Fist, Velvet Glove

Iron Fist, Velvet Glove

Patrick J. Garrity reviews "America's Path: Grand Strategy for the Next Administration," edited by CNAS staff Richard Fontaine and Kristin M. Lord.
New World Order

New World Order

Kagan argues that, even during its formative years, America was never a modest, insular nation.
America’s Game

America’s Game

What is it about Roberto Clemente that makes him an American hero?
Springtime in Paris

Springtime in Paris

International peace and justice requires the sustained application of power and purpose that cannot be generated by the international community.
Wilson’s World

Wilson’s World

A review of a The Ideas that Conquered the World: Peace, Democracy, and Free Markets in the Twenty-first Century, by Michael Mandelbaum
The Reluctant Empire

The Reluctant Empire

That Americans have so far avoided the imperial temptation is much to their credit, but this has not been without cost.
Small Wars, Big Deal

Small Wars, Big Deal

In the future, the United States likely will undertake smaller-scale military operations, in conjunction with intelligence-gathering units, law enforcement agencies, and the like, in order to prevent the equivalent of a big war—mass-casualty, civilization-threatening attacks—from occurring again on American soil.
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