Appeared in: Volume 9, Number 5
Published on: April 8, 2014
America Self-Contained? A Symposium
America: Powerful but Not Preeminent

Discretion may be the better part of valor for defenders of democracy.

Pierre Hassner is research director emeritus at the National Foundation for Political Science in Paris.
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  • diderot à la campagne

    Obama is intelligent and pragmatic. He is the first to have opene a dialogue with Iran which is considered now as a serious and respected partner for the stability of the mideast. The Reagan period with the war Iraq-Iran is actually the source of so much trouble over there.

    But we no longer hear the street like bullying language like “axis of evil” of his naive and dangerous predecessor which means that a greater maturity has emerged in world politics, no matter if or not we have regressive nationalists fools like Putin on the stage, but his time will be short.

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