Michael Brenes is a non-resident fellow at the Quincy Institute and interim director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale University, where he is a lecturer in history. He is the author of For Might and Right: Cold War Defense Spending and the Remaking of American Democracy, (University of Massachusetts Press 2020). He has contributed to The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, The Nation, Politico, The Baffler, Dissent, and Boston Review. Dr. Brenes is currently writing a history of the “War on Terror.”