…but, in reality, this is the first time that one European nation has seized territory from another since the end of World War II.
Perhaps young Americans, having in their formative years watched Bush’s epic post-9/11 vision breed lies, brutality, and state collapse, and America’s celebrated capitalist system descend into financial crisis, have gained their own appreciation of American fallibility. Let’s hope so…the best way to ensure that America remains an exceptional power—better than the predatory empires of the old world—is to remember that we are not inherently better at all.
For all South Korea’s pride in kimchi, its trade statistics reveal a different story: that South Korea is a net importer of its national dish.
— Lucy Williamson
Russia without Ukraine is a country; Russia with Ukraine is an empire.
The office of the presidency — the most powerful position in the world — brings with it many awesome and solemn responsibilities. This is not one of them.
— President Barack Obama
In an off-year election, with Obamacare embarrassing Democrats, the best a Republican not identified with “extremism” could do was 50%. That ought to be a wake-up call.