Showing posts from April 21, 2008

Next Year in Jerusalem?

Next Year in Jerusalem? Monday, April 21st in Election, Politics by Leon Hadar Bill Kristol is trying to convice the readers of the New York Times on Monday that unlike the two leading Democratic presidential candidates, John McCain “might be called a Zionist,” adding that in this election campaign there is “a clear choice of worldviews here — and not just for Jews, but for all Americans.” (read the rest)

The next big foreign policy idea?

Business Times - 22 Apr 2008 In search of the Next Big Foreign Policy Idea Will a tripolar global system emerge if the US were to lose its global hegemonic position? By LEON HADAR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT HISTORIAN Paul Kennedy's 'The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict From 1500 to 2000' (New York: Random House, 1987), which was published during the final years of the Cold War, succeeded in doing to geo-politics what Mao's Little Red Book had done to the thoughts of the communist Chinese leader. It helped popularise the somewhat esoteric topic of discussion in stuffy gentlemen's clubs in Victorian London or Bismarck's Berlin and turned it into a trendy topic of conversation among more diverse American and international audiences. Rising to the top of the New York Times best-seller list, the heavy 'Rise and Fall' (close to 700 pages) became a book that members of the cool chattering class were required to read (or at