Sunday, April 6, 2008

You need to read this whole post. Yeah, you.

That second piece is from 1954, and is probably the best expression of my own somewhat scattershot foreign policy views.

I'm torn between taking heart and freaking out that there has been brilliance and prescience in every age. On the one hand, isn't it comforting to know that there are eternal verities, of a sort? On the other, doesn't it frighten you that we still don't pay attention to them?

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