- Nov 22, 2003
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A very good read. On both the following, there are links and discussion of issues. If you like sites like City or Foreign Affairs, you'll enjoy this. Two links:
http://www.commentarymagazine.com/contentions/index.php/zzzmunson/121M. Chiracs Retractions
Davi Bernstein - 2.4.2007 - 4:21PM
The united Western position on Iran unraveled somewhat last week when French President Jacques Chirac told reporters that if Iran were to get one nuclear bomb and maybe a second one a little later, well, thats not very dangerous. Should the Iranians try to use them, he continued, Tehran will be razed.
The uproar was dismissed by the Élysée Palace as a shameful campaign by American news outlets intent on using any excuse to engage in France-bashingan absurd accusation given a Le Monde editorial titled a radical turning and accusing Chirac of destroying French credibility. So reporters were summoned for a retraction interview the next daybut Chiracs only retraction was to regret any insult he might have given Iran. Three times he called the Islamic republic a great country. As for his comment that Tehran will be razed should it launch a nuclear weapon: I retract it, of course. So long, nuclear deterrence: the essential foundationto quote Chirac in 2001at the heart of our countrys security....
Sam Munson - 2.2.2007 - 3:10PM
Were sorry to see the lively debate on Iraq between Max Boot and Victor Davis Hanson end today. You can follow the debates fascinating progress below:
Boot I Hanson I Boot II Hanson II Boot III Hanson III Boot IV Hanson IV
COMMENTARY has been a major voice in the American debate over foreign policy for more than sixty years. The questions Max and Victor raise about Iraq are contemporary echoes of those that have engaged thinkers in this realm since the end of World War II. Here are a few classic examinations of Americas strategic and political role in the world from our archives to feed your intellectual appetite till Monday. Enjoy.
World War IV: How It Started, What It Means, and Why We Have to Win
The Struggle for Mastery in Asia
Aaron L. Friedberg
How to Cope with the Soviet Threat
Was Woodrow Wilson Right?
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Vietnam: New Light on the Question of American Guilt