January 24, 2013

You Too Can Write a Foreign Policy Speech

Kathy Gilsinan, The Atlantic

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The next [time period] will prove a critical turning point in [pet issue for big-name donors] given [arbitrary news peg]. Indeed, we are already seeing signs of this as [noun] increasingly moves toward a point of no return. This trend is likely to continue, albeit perhaps in a slightly different way than before. Indeed, it may accelerate. And if [current U.S. president] wishes to avoid the failures of [his/her] predecessors, [he/she] must [verb] more, [verb] better, and above all [verb] in a more [adjective] manner than [he/she] has so far.

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