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Entries by John Brown from 11/2009

The Backlash against Cultural Diplomacy

| Posted 11.08.2009 | Politics

Based on my simple experience as an American diplomat overseas for more than twenty years, what my colleagues and I did best was to present who we Americans are, through our all too often unexplainable culture.

Americans Are Not Oxymorons: Reflections On President Obama's Afghanistan Plans

| Posted 11.27.2009 | Politics

Instead of the crude, obscenely packaged fabrications used by his predecessor to mislead us into the war in Iraq, Obama's tortuous deliberations on a military escalation in Afghanistan have been marked by doubts.