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Michael Brendan Dougherty

Michael Brendan Dougherty is a contributing editor to The American Conservative. His work has appeared in Politico, The Guardian, The New York Times Magazine and other outlets.


The ‘Responsibility to Protect’ doctrine after Libya

Michael Brendan Dougherty argues that capricious application of the “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine only serves to highlight Western hypocrisy.


Memo to Romney: Time to be bold

Michael Brendan Dougherty explains why Mitt Romney must become more like the man who defeated him last time — a teller of hard truths – if he is to win the GOP nomination.


Is Rick Perry the new Fred Thompson?

The Texas governor may be more overpraised than the Law & Order veteran — and more vulnerable, says Michael Brendan Dougherty.