October 23, 2012

Debate Reveals Outdated Foreign Policy

Gregor Peter Schmitz, Der Spiegel

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The U.S. faces many pressing issues in the near future. But none of them got much air time on Monday night in the debate between President Barack Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney. Instead, the two candidates appear stuck in the Bush worldview, and reveal a global power on the decline.

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