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Entries by Gary Hart from 03/2011

Fiction in Foreign Policy

| Posted 03.07.2011 | Politics

Because of our Neanderthal policy toward Cuba, the U.S. will neither profit from the production of a new oil project in the Gulf, nor will it be in a position to apply its post-BP experience to make the exploration environmentally safe.

A Great Man's Birthday

| Posted 03.14.2011 | Politics

Few figures in the second half of the 20th century have been as pivotal as Mikhail Gorbachev was. He took unprecedented steps within the Soviet structure and toward the U.S. that made the end of the Cold War possible.

Libya: The Face of 21st Century Conflict

| Posted 03.21.2011 | World

Conflict in this century will make 20th Century nation-state wars against imperialists, fascists, and communists look simple by comparison. Good guys versus bad guys. But what principles do we use to decide on intervention where neither side threatens us, where both sides or all sides may be unpleasant guys, where one side or both sides don't wear uniforms, and where clear moral authority is not possessed by anyone?

A Land Where Hearts No Longer Break

| Posted 03.28.2011 | Education

If you believe our nation is basically sound, and if you believe opportunity is still universally available in America, I urge you not to watch Waiting For Superman. If you have any conscience at all, it will break your heart.