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Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off August 24, 2014


   
   
   

If there’s one lesson that emerges from the history of U.S. intervention going back more than a century, it’s that the “cost” component of the cost-benefit analysis can be staggering. Containment served us well at times, but, given our recent record, perhaps our next strategic doctrine should be called “refrainment.”

   
   
   

   

      Graydon Carter, Editor’s letter, Vanity Fair

September, 2014

   

   
   
   

 

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