For professor Andrew Bacevich, the crisis in Ukraine is a teachable moment, an opportunity to remind America, as he does on a regular, grandfather-clock-like basis, that we’re not really all that. Ho-hum. Bacevich may well be—and there’s a lot of competition for this title—the most predictable writer in America. Saying he’s criticizing the United States is like saying the sky is blue.
But this time, he may have gone too far. Note the second sentence below: