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Power’s world: the dreadful simplicity of War and Peace

By Jonathan Power  

Does America know what a dangerous game its leaders are playing? Does it know its history? And do the leaders of Europe, who should be a brake on American determination, go along with Washington because they are almost equally ignorant? After all, none of the present crop of European leaders have had time to study much history, and all of them made their way upwards in their party ranks because of their skill and knowledge of domestic affairs. Foreign Secretary David Miliband is a perfect example. His knowledge of the world begins circa 1990. He and his like have had…

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