February 28, 2014

America Is Not in Retreat

Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post

The Associated Press

As America navigates a changing world, the people who seem to be having the greatest difficulty with the adjustment are the country’s pundits. Over the past few weeks, a new conventional wisdom has congealed on the op-ed pages: The United States is in retreat, and this is having terrible consequences around the world.

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TAGGED: United States, U.S. Foreign Policy, Niall Ferguson, Afghanistan, Iraq, Barack Obama, Syria, Middle East, Dwight Eisenhower


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