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Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, was harping on an old theme at her Senate confirmation hearing last week. She said her top international principle was to ”strengthen America’s position of global leadership.” This reminds one of her Clinton administration predecessor, Madeleine Albright, who said that ”America is the indispensable nation” and ”We stand tall and hence see further than any other nation.” It suggests that other nations are dispensable and that American indispensability is the source of wisdom. What, then, about…

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