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Does Bernie Sanders Believe in Democracy?

Posted June 14th, 2016 at 12:11 pm (UTC-4)
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by James Kirchick In his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, the Vermont Democrat is more than 3 million votes behind his challenger, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But to listen to Sanders and his supporters tell it, he is being deprived of victory in a “rigged” system. When they were winning primaries earlier […]

Antiterrorism After Obama

Posted March 24th, 2016 at 1:03 pm (UTC-4)
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Whatever one’s view of the Cold War…the world was united then in containing and defeating an ideology whose publicly stated goal was to displace the liberal values of the democracies. That unity was a “remnant” worth preserving. Instead, the world today is disunited in its opposition to the ideology of radicalized Islam.

Heinous, Ideological Enemy? The US Has Been There Before

Posted January 14th, 2016 at 12:43 pm (UTC-4)
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…[As] the red banner of communism marched across the globe and the threat of domestic collaborators gripped the nation, America not only faced down this ideological adversary, but also eventually rejected the concomitant paranoia. That’s worth remembering.