The cradle of civilization, the stage of the Crusades, the most contested territory on Earth—now that America is leaving, who will gain control?
The world is about to find out.
A belief that they have all the answers ‘is spread across the administration’ in Washington. Do you feel safer?
There is a powerful message in its recent rebuke to the United Nations and the United States.
And Americans apparently couldn’t be more relieved.
President Obama has canceled his trips to the East. China couldn’t be more pleased.
“Our life is frittered away by detail,” wrote Thoreau. “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand .…”
The New York Times says so. What does history say?