Obama Abroad: Liberal, Moderate, Careful

President Obama is being excoriated by some on the left for his Afghanistan escalation, and by some on the right too, though the right, after months of impatience with the kind of thoughtful policy making the Bush years trained it to abhor, is mostly happier about the decision. I’ve already written about both the decision […]

Historical Identity and Cultural Responsibility

Excuse me. I beg your pardon. Pardon me. My apologies. Forgive me. My bad. Sorry. What’s the point? In any given situation an individual feels wronged, harmed in some manner, embarrassed, humiliated – subtracted from. Some act or failure to act has led a person, through a complex of conditions, to feel that something, tangible […]