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The Putin Interview

I have watched the first half of Tucker Carlson’s interview with Vladimir Putin. A two hour interview is exceptionally long, at least by American standards. However, I like long form interviews, such as those by Joe Rogan or Triggernometry. Also, I think Tucker Carlson did the right thing (like those other long for interviewers) by …

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Essequibo Again

I made a video about the conflict over Essequibo between Venezuela and Guyana. I learned that there is another territorial dispute in Latin America that the International Court of Justice is also adjudicating.

Moral Cowardice

International relations is a difficult job to manage. You are forced to do and say things that you do not want to do in order to prevent worse evils. I appreciate this problem. I appreciate, for example, the fact that the U.S. does not want to come down unambiguously on the side of defending Taiwan …

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Final Thoughts on Kissinger

Kissinger’s period at the pinnacle of American politics lasted only 6 years, but it was a momentous 6 years, and his policies had an enormous impact: détente, the opening to China, withdrawal from Vietnam. He continued to advise presidents for the next 30 years, and his book “World Order,” written when he was 90, was …

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