I was particularly struck by the similarities with the Soviet ideological machine, from top to bottom.
'You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president? … Go out there and win an election … Don’t break what our predecessors spent over two centuries building,' Obama says.
The U.S. Secret Service’s interception of Angela Merkel’s cellphone is a bold undertaking — and an absurd embarrassment for President Obama.
Precisely because the moral sphere, governed by the ethics of conviction, is separate from the political sphere, governed by the ethics of responsibility, we are obliged to consider the best way to reconcile the two. As the political philosopher Michael Ignatieff has argued, the worst aspect of this task is not the [Read more]
Two weeks ago I wrote in an editorial that those in Washington who were expecting big things from AK, the Justice and Development Party in Turkey, were in a state of disillusionment. The reason for this was obvious: The normalization process between Israel and Turkey came up empty despite massive efforts. In addition, [Read more]