Wednesday, April 19, 2006

A Lobby, Not a Conspiracy

Tony Judt weighs in with his characteristic incisiveness. This is certainly the best piece that has appeared since the release of the Meirsheimer-Walt article.
A Lobby, Not a Conspiracy - New York Times: "Thus it will not be self-evident to future generations of Americans why the imperial might and international reputation of the United States are so closely aligned with one small, controversial Mediterranean client state. It is already not at all self-evident to Europeans, Latin Americans, Africans or Asians. Why, they ask, has America chosen to lose touch with the rest of the international community on this issue? Americans may not like the implications of this question. But it is pressing. It bears directly on our international standing and influence; and it has nothing to do with anti-Semitism. We cannot ignore it."

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