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Review: American Ambassadors, The Past, Present, and Future of America's Diplomats

Peter Van Buren | Posted 04.20.2015 | Books
Peter Van Buren

If you can't do away with the spoils system, the only alternative left is to better prepare the political appointees. Making Dennis Jett's American Ambassadors required reading for every person up for consideration would be a hell of a start.

'Should I Join the U.S. Foreign Service?'

Peter Van Buren | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

It was only after my book came out that State decided I could not work there. Something vague about not suddenly having judgement anymore, like losing one's mojo I guess.