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Power’s world: Obama’s foreign policy

By Jonathan Power  

President Woodrow Wilson: a man with the right idea?

“Come home, America” said US presidential candidate George McGovern during the Vietnam War, whilst going down to a bad defeat against Richard Nixon. But these are the words Barack Obama should be uttering today, if he wants to live up to his credo. The Republicans—and some Democrats—will try to tear him apart for this, tarring him with the brush of isolationism. But it is not isolationism. If handled with perception…

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