Leading from Behind: Third Time a Charm?

In his reluctance to brandish America’s world leadership credentials at every turn, President Obama is tapping into an interesting if frustrating strain of American history—and it just might help America learn the wisdom of great power prudence and humility.

Appeared in: Volume 8, Number 5 | Published on: April 12, 2013

Owen Harries, founding editor of The National Interest, is an AI editorial board member. Tom Switzer is a research associate at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and editor of the American Review.

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