07/30/2010 05:14 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Is Afghanistan Obama's Legacy? (New York Review)

Most presidents start wondering--or, more often, worrying--about their "legacy" well into their first term. Or, if they have a second term, they worry even more feverishly about what posterity will think of them. Obama need not wonder about his legacy, even this early. It is already fixed, and in one word: Afghanistan.

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