Neocon water boy Max Boot epitomizes the term “gutless wonder.” With his failed track record of “advice” over the last two decades, it’s most incredible how Boot stays gainfully employed, even as news media are shedding jobs and space. And he’s using his platforms to try to goad the new administration down the same catastrophic path as previous ones.
Lately, Boot is propounding ad nauseam a narrative that Russia must pay for allegedly hacking the election. Yet, Boot has no qualm about the NSA eavesdropping on virtually every single American and most nations around the world. In his own “sage” words, we all have to “stay calm and let the NSA do its job.”
In December 2017, Boot wrote that recent events — particularly since the 2016 election of Donald Trump as president — had caused him to rethink some of his previous views concerning the existence of “white privilege” and “male privilege.” He pontificates with the following “dear fellow white person” meme: “Whether I realize it or not, I have benefited from my skin color and my gender — and those of a different gender or sexuality or skin color have suffered because of it.”
The kind of “white privilege” Mr. Boot alludes to is not that of your garden variety Kansas or Kentucky white boy. No, we aren’t in Kansas anymore. In fact, Boot acts and looks like a made man.
He was born in 1969 in Moscow, Russia, of Jewish parents. He emigrated as a child in 1976 to Los Angeles. In terms of “white privilege” advancement, Boot was a real-life Forrest Gump and seemed to have “lucky and divine intervention” at every turn.
He is touted as an “expert” on a variety of subjects; but, mysteriously, has few legitimate scholarly credentials. His biographical blurbs mention his “high honors” as an undergraduate history major at Berkeley in 1991, then a master’s degree in history from Yale in 1992. Aren’t master’s degrees at least two-year programs? Who did Max screw to get this fast-lane treatment? Not exactly Dorothy’s brother from Kansas, we dare say.
After Yale, at the age of only 23, this Jewish guy, holding a dime-a-dozen history degree, landed a job as a writer and editor for The Christian Science Monitor from 1992 to 1994.
Next, after this brief stint, Boot miraculously transitioned to the largest financial newspaper in the U.S., The Wall Street Journal, where he worked for the next eight years. He also wrote an investigative column called “Rule of Law” about legal issues. Makes sense for a history major, eh? In his fourth year at WSJ, and at the young age of 29, he was promoted to the position of editor of the Op-Ed page. This despite the fact he had no legal experience or a journalism education, nor did he have a finance, or business background.
Most “white men” with far better and more relevant experience and education couldn’t even land an interview with a major national newspaper while in their twenties, let alone a job. And as you will see in the video below with Tucker Carlson, the less than impressive Boot is little more than a one-trick-pony intellectually.
Next, Boot, who has no military service history, was promoted as some type of pseudo-intellectual “scholar” on military affairs. He has given lectures at U.S. military institutions, such as the Army War College and the Command and General Staff College. In an April 2007 interview, Boot stated that he “used to be a journalist” and that he currently views himself purely as a “military historian.”
In 2002, Boot published the oxymoronic-titled book “Savage Wars of Peace,” a study of small wars in American history. James A. Russell in the Journal of Cold War Studies criticized the book, saying that “Boot did none of the critical research, and thus the inferences he draws from his uncritical rendition of history are essentially meaningless.” In 2006, Boot published “War Made New.” Martin Sieffin in The American Conservative called the book “remarkably superficial.”
Around the time of 9/11, Lucky Swamp Boy Max landed a position as senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The CFR’s blessing signals that indeed Boot was a made man from the get go.
That opened the way for Boot to spew his neocon venom as a columnist at the Los Angeles Times, as contributing editor at the Weekly Standard, and as regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. His initial writings for the CFR appeared in several publications, including The New York Post, The Times, Financial Times, and International Herald Tribune. If there is one consistency among these media outlets, it’s that they’re Jewish-owned and managed.
The World Affairs Councils of America in a sad commentary in 2004 touted Boot as one of the “500 most influential people in the United States in the field of foreign policy.” He also worked as member of the infamous neocon organization Project for the New American Century (PNAC).
By 2008, he had arrived as a top adviser to warmonger John McCain’s campaign – a role that likely would have landed him a powerful position in a McCain-Palin cabinet. He advised the Mitt Romney campaign as well. With the establishment’s blessing and encouragement, Boot’s ideas — no matter how insane — entered mainstream debate.
So how has the following “advice” been working out, Max? –
In September 2012, during a stint as a fellow with the New America Foundation, Boot co-wrote with Brookings Institute Senior Fellow Michael Doran a New York Times op-ed titled “5 Reasons to Intervene in Syria Now” that advocated U.S military force to create a countrywide no-fly zone reminiscent of NATO’s role in the Kosovo War. He stated first and second that “American intervention would diminish Iran’s influence in the Arab world” and that “a more muscular American policy could keep the conflict from spreading” with “sectarian strife in Lebanon and Iraq.” Third, Boot argued that “training and equipping reliable partners within Syria’s internal opposition” could help “create a bulwark against extremist groups like Al Qaeda.” He concluded that “American leadership on Syria could improve relations with key allies like Turkey and Qatar,” as well as “end a terrible human-rights disaster.”
In an opinion piece for Foreign Policy magazine in September 2017, Boot outlined his views thusly: “I am socially liberal: I am pro-LGBTQ rights, pro-abortion rights, pro-immigration.
Finally here is a clip of Max Boot, without the benefit of his normal fare of soft tosses, in the ring facing an adversarial Tucker Carlson.
TNN Takeaway: A virulent, blatant, nasty form of Jewish privilege and supremacy is in play here. People also need to think long and hard about the motives of the publications and organizations that feature swamp creature Max Boot.