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Reflections On American Power And Foreign Policy

Reflections On American Power And Foreign Policy

The chaos in the Middle East affords an opportunity to consider whether the United States’ foreign policy around the world is hurting the country rather than helping it, to consider whether U.S. policies are increasing enmity against the United States and increasing the likelihood of terror attacks against the West. As the drumbeat for military intervention in Syria and Iran increases, the question is whether additional U.S. military intervention in the Middle East is even rational when political destabilization has resulted virtually everywhere the U.S. has left its footprint.

Reflections On Pope John Paul II, Thomas More, And Sainthood

Reflections On Pope John Paul II, Thomas More, And Sainthood

On July 5, 2013, newly-elected Pope Francis announced that Pope John Paul II, who became pope in 1978 and died in 2005, will be declared a Catholic saint, only eight years after his death. This prompted me to consider the process of canonization and the concept of sainthood more closely.

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