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Poor Franklin, poor Eleanor

What would President Roosevelt, the driving force behind what became the United Nations, and his wife Eleanor, the architect of its Universal Declaration of Human Rights, think of what the world is now making of their handiwork? In Orwellian fashion, the United Nations has become its own […]

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With Iran, the war is now

Because an Iran with nuclear weapons remains but a prospect for the future, rather than a reality with which to grapple today, the United States and its allies can enjoy the luxury of procrastination rather than feel the urgency of action. Of immediacy, by contrast, is the […]

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Obama’s nuke strategy: Do the rogues really care about “engagement”?

At the heart of President Obama’s nuclear weapons policy lies a key assumption – that Iran, North Korea and other “rogue” states are susceptible to threats of isolation and tempted by global acceptance. He may be right – and I hope he is – but history offers […]

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Sleepwalking toward a nuclear Iran

Great athletes describe how, during moments of success, they feel as if time is slowing down so that – whether they are leading a fast break or awaiting a 95-mile-an-hour pitch – they see the game unfold in a kind of slow motion. In the arena of […]

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The United States of Intolerance

Item: While lawmakers receive threatening phone calls and their offices are vandalized in the aftermath of this week’s votes on health reform, Democrats and Republicans blame one another for the mayhem. Item: The Republican-leaning American Enterprise Institute fires David Frum, a former speechwriter for President George W. […]

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