February 22, 2013

Kerry 'Listens' Instead of Leading

Amir Taheri, New York Post

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On Sunday, new Secretary of State John Kerry starts a tour of nine countries in Europe and the Middle East; the State Department calls it a “listenting tour.”

Yet, while listening is part of diplomacy, it can’t substitute for policy, especially in the case of the only superpower.

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