Max Boot

New York

Columnist covering national security

Education: University of California at Berkeley, BA in history; Yale University, MA in history

Max Boot is a historian, best-selling author and foreign-policy analyst who has been called one of the “world’s leading authorities on armed conflict” by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow for national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a columnist for The Washington Post. Max Boot’s latest work of history, "The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam" (Norton/Liveright, 2018), was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in biography. It was praised as
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Republicans hamper Biden’s attempts to fight the pandemic — and then hammer him for its persistence

The idiocracy has won: More Americans died of covid in 2021 than in 2020, despite the availability of vaccines.

November 29, 2021

Republicans are fomenting a violent insurgency in America. It may have already started.

We are at serious risk of a right-wing insurgency in America. It may have already started.

November 22, 2021

Sen. John Neely Kennedy goes full Joe McCarthy in questioning a Biden nominee born in the U.S.S.R.

No nominee in 2021 should have to defend her loyalty to America because she wasn’t born here.

November 21, 2021

Even if the Steele dossier is discredited, there’s plenty of evidence of Trump’s collusion with Russia

Sorry, Republicans. It's still clear that Trump welcomed and received Russian support.

November 18, 2021

Democrats are on course to lose in 2022 and 2024. If they do, we may lose our democracy.

The three threats ahead that could doom Democrats.

November 16, 2021

A newly disclosed memo reveals Trump’s plot to turn the military into his personal goon squad

Apologies to Mark "Yesper" Esper. I was hard on the former defense secretary, but now that I see how much he was loathed in the Trump administration, he's rising in my estimation.

November 15, 2021

Veterans of the Afghanistan war deserve their own parade

There were no battles in Afghanistan as decisive as Gettysburg, Midway or D-Day, but those who fought displayed just as much valor and commitment.

November 10, 2021

When did Dr. Aaron Rodgers, QB, acquire a PhD in epidemiology?

A genius on the football field, Rodgers has revealed himself to be a pandemic ignoramus.

November 8, 2021

Democrats can win the debate over critical race theory. Here’s how.

Democrats must call out the illiberal excesses of both the woke left and the anti-woke right.

November 8, 2021

There they go again. For 90 years, Republicans have been crying wolf about Democratic ‘socialism.’

The latest GOP target is President Biden's Build Back Better legislation.

November 2, 2021