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Monday, January 24, 2005


Nail On The Head

This article from the Times (UK) is actually quite good. Mr. Baker presents an opinion of America rarely seen from the Continent these days. I think that he really hits the nail on the head with this line:

The principal obstacle to American goals there [Iraq], and in the broader Middle East, is not the brittleness of US power, but the willingness of the American people to shoulder its burden.
This has always been the case. Rarely in the history of this country have we been in true, dire, danger of being defeated in battle. Although there have been close calls, they have generally been brought about by our inaction rather than by any action from abroad. Why is this the case? How come America always seems able to pull it together? On this point Mr. Baker again cuts to the heart of the issue:

But more important even than America’s dynamism and economic resilience is the durability of its central ethos: the power of freedom. The genius of the founding fathers, which was celebrated again yesterday, has created the world ’s most stable, successful, and, for all the current phobias, still the most appealing model of society for humankind. The world may grow and change around it, but I would not bet on America’s eclipse just yet.
It does my heart good to know that there are still people in the world who recognize this country for what it is.


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