When, If Ever, Can We Lay This Burden Down?

When, If Ever, Can We Lay This Burden Down?

Is it too soon to ask: What have we gained from our longest war? Was all the blood and treasure invested worth it? And what does the future hold? Friday, President Donald Trump met in New Jersey with his national security advisers and envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who is negotiating with …

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Are All the World's Problems Ours?

Are All the World’s Problems Ours?

After an exhausting two weeks, one is tempted to ask: How many quarrels, clashes and conflicts can even a superpower manage at one time? In 2003, George W. Bush took us to war to liberate Iraq from the despotism of Saddam Hussein and convert that nation into a beacon of …

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001-Let Venezuela Decide Its Own Destiny

Let Venezuela Decide Its Own Destiny

This week, when Guaido called out the crowds again to bring the strongman down, the White House went all in. “Who would be free themselves must strike the blow… “By their right arms the conquest must be wrought.” So wrote Lord Byron of Greece’s war of independence against the Turks, …

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If the Army Stands With Maduro, What Is Plan B?

If the Army Stands With Maduro, What Is Plan B?

“Pay the soldiers. The rest do not matter.” This was the deathbed counsel given to his sons by Roman Emperor Septimius Severus in A.D. 211. Nicolas Maduro must today appreciate the emperor’s insight. For the political survival of this former bus driver and union boss hangs now upon whether Venezuela’s …

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