John Kerry is in Kiev today for high-level negotiations. Will he be effective? If history—or historians—have anything to say about it, probably not. As The Washington Post reports:
Foreign Policy magazine this week announced the results of its 2014 Ivory Tower survey of 1,615 international relations scholars from 1,375 U.S. colleges.One question they were asked was: “Who was the most effective U.S. secretary of state of the past 50 years?[…] Then, dead last, is John Kerry. He got a total of two votes of the 660 scholars who responded.
Kerry’s score was matched only by Lawrence Eagleburger, who served for 6 weeks.Since academics track well to the left of of most people, this is a sign that the second term Obama foreign policy is bombing with liberals.