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Foreign policy inspiration often comes from unlikely places. In 1946 George Kennan, the painfully shy, little-known number two at the US Embassy in Moscow, articulated a concept – containment – that guided American policy toward the Soviet Union through the Cold War. During the Bush administration it was Paul Wolfowitz, the number two at the […]

Dedicated Follower of Fascism . . . er, Fashion

Many soldiers in the Israeli Defense Forces [IDF] get customized T-Shirts made for their units, not an unusual military custom.  Some of the slogans and images, however, are incredibly revealing about Israel’s attitudes toward Palestinians and their ongoing slaughter of Arabs, abetted by U.S. money and munitions, and facilitated by outcries of anger, but little […]