New book claims ‘Bashar al-Assad was the greatest man in history’
By now, you’ve probably heard of the title The Greatest Man in History, by John R. Bolton.
It’s a book about a man who led a bloody campaign against his own people.
It is, in essence, a polemic against the United States and its foreign policy.
I’ll be honest: I don’t think the title of this book is particularly interesting.
The point is not the author’s views, it’s his politics.
Bolton is a conservative and the American Right’s foremost voice on foreign policy, a position that is no less deeply rooted than its own politics.
But his work is not entirely devoid of political commentary, and I’ve often found his insights useful in the context of the world.
In particular, I’ve found it useful in understanding the U.S. response to Syria.
While the war in Syria is arguably the most significant challenge to the U