December 15, 2012

Building a Conservative World Order

Adam Garfinkle, The American Interest

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The 2012 election season is over, but, unfortunately, the country is none the wiser for having endured it. We live at a time when consultants and pollsters all but forbid their principals from saying anything that might smack of intelligent speech. Those aspirants to high political office who ignored this counsel this time around, Ambassador John Huntsman, for example, got nowhere fast. Neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney seriously addressed questions of strategy during the campaign. We can infer from the past four years something about the Obama Administration’s approach to such matters. Most of what the Administration did, and is likely to do over the next four years, can be encapsulated in four simple statements:

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