About Fettweis

Christopher J. Fettweis is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Tulane University.  For the last three years, he taught strategy at the US Naval War College in Newport, RI.  His latest book, Losing Hurts Twice as Bad, was just published by WW Norton.

The Greatest Depression: A Meltdown All of Us Can Enjoy

By September 26, 2008

Since this is my last guest-blogging effort, I would like to begin by thanking Jewcy for the opportunity to post some thoughts all week long.  I have enjoyed it a great deal – you have a heckuva site going here!  … Read More

Book Club: Losing Hurts Twice as Bad

By September 26, 2008

Surveying the American occupation of Iraq, Tulane political science professor Fettweis maintains that the war is a lost—and utterly pointless—cause and that the only rational course for America is to accept defeat and withdraw so that the process of national … Read More

Wars, Bail-Outs and Jello Shots: Because Unsustainable Debt is the American Way!

By September 25, 2008

I remember when I got my first credit card.  Some nice people had set up a picnic table on campus, and they were giving out free t-shirts if you would merely fill out a form and apply.  I also remember … Read More

Newsflash: The Coming Election Isn’t Necessarily that Important

By September 24, 2008

If there is one thing that unites all media coverage of the current campaign, as well most of our breathless analysis and punditry, it is this: The 2008 election is the most important in a generation, perhaps in history.  Every … Read More

Don’t Just Do Something – Stand There: Why America Should Adopt a Strategy of Strategic Restraint

By September 23, 2008

On Friday night, our two candidates will hold a debate on foreign policy.  Most of the questions are fairly predictable; the responses, even more so.  And one other thing is certain: If our founding fathers were in the audience, they … Read More

Politics, Strategy and Iran

By September 22, 2008

It is difficult, if not impossible, to have a coherent discussion of foreign affairs during an election year.  As I argue in my new book, Losing Hurts Twice as Bad:  The Four Stages to Moving Beyond Iraq, politics is the … Read More