Friday, November 20, 2015

Unfinest hour

The responses of many Republican state governors and presidential candidates to the Paris attacks have been lamentable

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Governor John Kasich of Ohio says that America should refocus its public diplomacy and international broadcasting, creating a new federal agency with a clear mandate to promote such “core Judeo-Christian Western values” as human rights, democracy and freedom of religion. The instinct to persuade is a good one. But unless would-be presidents stop pandering to fear back home, they will struggle to win a global battle of ideas.

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