Patrick L. Smith

Patrick Smith is Salon’s foreign affairs columnist. A longtime correspondent abroad, chiefly for the International Herald Tribune and The New Yorker, he is also an essayist, critic and editor. His most recent books are “Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century” (Yale, 2013) and Somebody Else’s Century: East and West in a Post-Western World (Pantheon, 2010). Follow him @thefloutist. His web site is

Our Syria policy is still a mess: These are the dots the media refuses to connect Patrick L. Smith
We can't have more of the same: The very real dangers of Hillary Clinton's foreign policy Patrick L. Smith
The Defense Department is ruining America: Big budgets, militarization and the real story behind our Asia pivot Patrick L. Smith
"This will stop only when the American people get fed up": American exceptionalism, the New York Times, and our foreign policy after Barack Obama Patrick L. Smith
"The scope of our failure": The real story of our decades-long foreign policy disaster that set the Middle East on fire Patrick L. Smith
Did the New York Times just accidentally tell the truth about the Obama administration? Patrick L. Smith
We can't vote for either one: On world stage, Clinton and Trump present different, but serious, dangers Patrick L. Smith
We are all just this screwed: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and our muddled, perverted democracy Patrick L. Smith
Trump opposed Iraq. Hillary voted for war: Let's take his foreign policy vision seriously Patrick L. Smith
She'll make Iran, Syria worse: What the media won't tell you about our foreign policy -- and how hawkish Hillary will pour the kerosene Patrick L. Smith
What Donald Trump doesn't know might save us: He's unschooled, but at least he's no American exceptionalist or neo-con ideologue Patrick L. Smith
We brought this on ourselves, and we are the terrorists, too Patrick L. Smith
It is urgent that she's stopped: Hillary Clinton's nightmare neoliberalism and American exceptionalism makes the world a dangerous place Patrick L. Smith
As reckless as George W. Bush: Hillary Clinton helped create disorder in Iraq, Libya, Syria -- and, scarier, doesn't seem to understand how Patrick L. Smith
The real story about Syria and Libya: Behind a new agreement with Moscow, and the insidious way the New York Times protects Hillary Patrick L. Smith