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By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Mandelbaum

All policy is a matter of gains and losses, upsides and downsides.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Mandelbaum

American influence in the world is certainly considerable, but the United States does not control, directly or indirectly, the politics and economics of other societies, as empires have always done, save for a few special cases that turn out to be the exceptions that prove the rule.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Mandelbaum

Let me remind you all that the first task of American foreign policy is to reduce threats to the United States.

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Michael Mandelbaum

American power confers benefits on most inhabitants of the planet, even on many who dislike it and some who actively oppose it, because the United States plays a major, constructive, and historically unprecedented role in the world.

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Michael Mandelbaum

Economic growth is necessary to keep the promise - enormously important to individual Americans - that each generation will have the opportunity to become more prosperous than the preceding one, the popular term for which is 'the American dream.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Mandelbaum

The attacks of September 11, 2001, were spectacular, riveting, grim, costly and searing. The shock that they caused reverberated throughout the world. What happened in New York and Washington and Pennsylvania ended the lives of thousands of people and changed the lives of many more. But they did not change the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Mandelbaum

To call the American role in the world imperial was, for many who did so, a way of asserting that the United States was misusing its power beyond its borders and, in so doing, subverting its founding political principles within them.

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Michael Mandelbaum

If architecture is, as is sometimes said, music set in concrete, then football and basketball may be said to be creativity embodied in team sports.

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Michael Mandelbaum

Inequality of any kind, once considered a normal, natural part of human existence, came to be seen in the course of the twentieth century as increasingly illegitimate.

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Michael Mandelbaum

In my experience, it's not just that serious books get a hearing on comedy shows. But serious books get a serious hearing, as well as a funny one, on comedy shows.

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Michael Mandelbaum

The less oil the world uses, the less important the region that has so much of it becomes.

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Michael Mandelbaum

Football is controlled violence, but it is violence, which people have loved to watch since the gladiatorial contests in ancient Rome.

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Michael Mandelbaum

First of all, the world criticizes American foreign policy because Americans criticize American foreign policy. We shouldn't be surprised about that. Criticizing government is a God-given right - at least in democracies.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Mandelbaum

Societies raise their grandest monuments to what their cultures value most highly. As the tallest buildings in a city noted for tall buildings, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were certainly monumental.

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Michael Mandelbaum

The war on terror, I believe, will be waged by effective intelligence and police work and cruise missiles.

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Michael Mandelbaum

The real threat to world stability is not too much American power. It is too little American power.

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Michael Mandelbaum

Great wars can only be fought by great powers.

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Michael Mandelbaum

American foreign policy, for all its shortcomings, has underpinned political stability around the world.

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Michael Mandelbaum

After all, the past is our only real guide to the future, and historical analogies are instruments for distilling and organizing the past and converting it to a map by which we can navigate.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Mandelbaum

The values, the programs, the formula, the determination, and the patriotism responsible for America's past success are still here to be tapped.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Mandelbaum

One thing worse than an America that is too strong, the world will learn, is an America that is too weak.

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Michael Mandelbaum

While analogies are useful, however, they can also be misleading. They smuggle in assumptions that can be wrong.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Mandelbaum

Certainly, protecting oppressed people, stopping ethnic conflict and promoting responsible governance are worthy goals. But none is as important for American security and prosperity as keeping the peace in the Middle East, Europe and East Asia.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Mandelbaum

The United States contributes to peace in both by serving as a buffer between and among regional powers that, while not preparing for armed conflict, do not fully trust one another.

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Michael Mandelbaum

The American political system is so porous, it's so open, it's so frustrating for those who are trying to make policy.

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Michael Mandelbaum

The main division in the world is between democratic and undemocratic countries.

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Michael Mandelbaum

In the past when a country became as powerful as the United States, other countries would band together to clip its wings. But that isn't happening now and I don't think it's not going to happen, because other countries are not threatened by us, and they secretly appreciate the services that we provide, even if they don't usually say so.