December 18, 2013

Secretary Kerry's Derring-Do

Thomas Friedman, New York Times

The Associated Press

I admire his relentlessness. I admire the way he dares to fail, the only way to become a consequential secretary of state. And I admire his strategy: trying to construct a diplomacy that makes it impossible for Israel, the Palestinians and Iran to continue avoiding their big existential choices.

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