January 29, 2013

Obama Finally Finds His Doctrine

Leon Wieseltier, The New Republic

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I do not understand all this good conscience about the weakening of America's influence in the world, since I regard America's influence as generally a blessing for the world. I am not referring only to the export of our technology and our culture. If the United States does not determine to assist democratic struggles around the world, then those struggles will suffer and even fail. We cannot save societies that do not wish to save themselves, but we can significantly affect the likelihood of their emancipations.

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