Wednesday, November 23
A look back
As I note in my introduction to the republished version, the Anti-jive policy essay suffered from optimism. The truth is that American big business is greatly opposed to Bush's idea that foreign policy should be grounded in a consistent defense of democratic principles. Factions in the Pentagon are also opposed to the idea. However, I remain firm in my arguments that since 9/11 the world has been forced to confront where foreign policy grounded in expediency has led, and that playing ostrich again won't make the issue go away.