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BY STRIKING dramatic deals with Cuba and Iran, President Obama has asserted that diplomatic compromise serves American interests better than confrontation. His predecessor did not believe this. Nor will his successor. Our next president will be more interventionist, more likely to threaten and use military force, and less eager to negotiate. America’s enthusiasm for waging foreign […]
Günter Grass, the German novelist, social critic and Nobel Prize winner whom many called his country’s moral conscience but who stunned Europe when he revealed in 2006 that he had been a member of the Waffen-SS during World War II, died on Monday in the northern German city of Lübeck, which had been his home […]
WHEN AMERICANS look out at the world, we see a swarm of threats. China seems resurgent and ambitious. Russia is aggressive. Iran menaces our allies. Middle East nations we once relied on are collapsing in flames. Latin American leaders sound steadily more anti-Yankee. Terror groups capture territory and commit horrific atrocities. We fight Ebola with one hand while fending off Central American children with the other.