Monthly Archives: July 2016

What Diplomacy Needs

Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations – “US Diplomacy: Realism and Reality” – New York Review of Books 8/18/16 How is a statesman to advance his nation’s interests? For as long as states have existed, diplomats have grappled with … Continue reading

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The Apocalypse in U.S. Political Thought

Trump Isn’t the First—And He Won’t be the Last Foreign Affairs – July 18, 2016 Alison McQueen ALISON MCQUEEN is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is completing a book entitled Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times. … Continue reading

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Turkey-U.S. and Fethullah Gulen – Explanation

Foreign Policy – July 18, 2016- David Kenner – The Public Trial of Fethullah Gulen The dueling descriptions of Fethullah Gulen often seem to describe two completely different men. To his supporters, the Pennsylvania-based imam is a progressive, tolerant Islamic … Continue reading

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Clean hands – bad behavior

Moral narcissism is about being more concerned with the cleanliness of your hands than with how your conduct shapes the lives around you. Your sensitivity is commendable but perilous. Life is messy, and the best outcome often has something deplorable … Continue reading

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