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Leon Wieseltier

The Moral Amnesia of Leon Wieseltier

by Jim Sleeper | Mar 12, 2014 | Foreign Policy, Politics

photo: Haaretz “There is the question of how to respond practically to Putin’s aggression and there is the question of how to respond intellectually,” writes Leon Wieseltier, of The New Republic, in his most recent column. “The latter is no less important than the former, because the Ukrainian crisis is not a transient event but […]

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For USA Today, Illegal Settlements Are a Matter of Opinion

by Peter Hart | Feb 9, 2014 | Economy, Foreign Policy

The football game part of the Super Bowl was a non-event, but there was serious controversy over one of the commercials: Actress Scarlett Johansson was appearing in an ad for SodaStream, a maker of carbonated beverage dispensers whose main factory is in the West Bank, Palestinian territory that has been occupied by Israel since 1967. […]

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When Obama Beat the Lobby

by M.J. Rosenberg | Feb 7, 2014 | Foreign Policy

  It didn’t take much. Just the power of the presidency, the State of the Union, and the whole country watching. Plus the president’s will. And AIPAC’s entire campaign to destroy America’s chance to reach an agreement with Iran crumbled. Within hours, three senators announced they were no longer co-sponsoring AIPAC’s bill to kill the […]

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If Hillary Doesn’t Back Obama on Iran

by M.J. Rosenberg | Jan 29, 2014 | Foreign Policy

There can be little doubt that Hillary Clinton lost the 2008 nomination for president because she voted to authorize the Iraq War. If she had opposed it, there would have been no rationale for the Obama candidacy. It is likely that she, not President Obama, would now be in the White House. It seems crazy. […]

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More Pressure on Bahrain

by Amanda Ufheil-Somers | Jan 10, 2014 | Foreign Policy

  Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was full of tough talk when he visited the island kingdom of Bahrain in early December. The United States, he vowed, will continue to guard “the free flow of energy and commerce” from the Persian Gulf and keep Iran nuclear-free, through the presence of 35,000 U.S. military personnel or […]

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