The appeal of the slogan “A pack, not a herd” puzzles me. Do we really admire wolves more than bison or elk or elephants? But it certainly sounds catchy, and that’s half the point of a slogan in the first place.
So I’m glad Brad DeLong keeps reminding us[*]
of Noah Schachtman’s equally brief capsule [*] of the case against bully-boy unilateralism in foreign policy: “A posse, not cowboy.”