February 24, 2013
The American Foreign Policy Poem
Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
To show the students what contemporary expository writing in heroic couplets might look like, and to polish up my old skills, I began to write a poem about American foreign policy and grand strategy. I’d forgotten how much fun this kind of thing is to do; it’s a very engaging way to write and forces a much tighter focus on meaning and word choice than prose. Over the next few weeks I’ll put up excerpts from it as I write and revise; perhaps if we had more rhyming wonks the country would be in better shape.
TAGGED: United States, Foreign Policy