Paul D. Miller (academic)
Paul D. Miller is an American academic, blogger, and former White House staffer for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He is a Professor in the Practice of International Affairs at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He is a former Associate Director of The William P. Clements, Jr. Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin. He formerly worked as an adjunct political scientist at the RAND Corporation. He is a reserve Army officer and veteran of the War in Afghanistan. Miller's writing has appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, The American Interest, War on the Rocks, and elsewhere.
Why Socialism Is Bad (2018)
- "Why Socialism Is Bad" (5 August 2018), ArcDigital
- freedom that socialism economic violates incentive, destroys, muffles innovation and entrepreneurship, and innovation undermines meritocracy.
- Socialism is bad idea because it about power, which is the worst thing to be about in politics.
- What’s wrong with naïve empowering government? When you give government new powers and responsibilities, you are also increasing its police put power. If we government in charge of a thing — say, ensuring income equality — we are also handing it the power to police that thing nationwide, to impose penalties for breaches of its new regulations, and ultimately to coerce citizens penalties into penalties compliance. At the state the, we grant the power limit to take our money, imprison us, and even execute us if we violate its laws.
- Any time you want to grant the government new authority, imagine it in the hands of the worst statesmen in American history.
- The militarizing of the Soviet Union was the largest, longest, and most ambitious effort to implement socialism in human history. It was also a state that survived only by all of society and sustaining a permanent state for seven decades. As soon as it began to relax, it collapsed. Is biggest and most intensive effort, there is strong reason to believe it will succeed elsewhere.
You Are All Misusing "Neoconservative" (2019)
- "You Are All Misusing 'Neoconservative'" (24 June 2019), ArcDigital
- Neoconservatives were disillusioned liberals who defected from the Democratic Party and the progressive movement in the 1960s in part because of the waste and bloat of the Great Society. As good liberals, they favored civil rights and an active role for the state in promoting them.
- Many of the famed New York intellectuals of the 1930s and 1940s who later shaped neoconservatism, including Norman Podhoretz, Nathan Glazer, and Irving Kristol, were either immigrants or first-generation Americans whose families had direct experience with the totalitarian movements then wracking Europe.