February 26, 2013

Who Will Muslim Bros Heed: Allah or Tom Friedman?

Barry Rubin, PJ Media


Sigh. Forgive me. I really don’t want to write this article but it is too good a case study of the contemporary Western foreign policy reporting, debate, and elite attitudes toward international affairs. And doing a better job is vital because this task involves the fate of millions of people; matters of war and peace; the most basic interests of the United States; and the decency of intellectual discourse.

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TAGGED: Thomas Friedman, Middle East, Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt


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