Thursday, May 01, 2008
Andrew Bacevich on a principled foreign policyHistorian Andrew Bacevich, a self-described Catholic conservative who's supporting Barack Obama for President, talks about his views on foreign policy in an interview with Susannah Vila in The Nation, Can Obama Resurrect Real Conservatism? (n.d., accessed 05/01/08):
A conservative argument on behalf of classical realism would give up the notion that you can change the world and remake it in your own image, and would be skeptical of those who promise to bring about world peace and global utopia. I think we need to have far more limited expectations than progressives tend to have. And in a sense we need to keep a gun in our holster because from time to time were going to have to use it.Tags: andrew bacevich
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That we who lived by honest dreams
Defend the bad against the worse."
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