David Rieff Reviews Samantha Power’s Memoir, The Education of an Idealist

From the beginning to the end of this self-aggrandizing book, what is most striking is how little Power’s views have changed from her early days as a freelance journalist in besieged Sarajevo in the early 1990s to her tenure as the United States’ permanent representative to the United Nations during most of President Barack Obama’s second term.

Dan Depetris: How impeachment damaged US foreign policy

Those who oppose the appropriation of hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. security assistance — a euphemistic term for lethal weaponry — to Kyiv are now being viewed skeptically. In contrast, others who support it are given carte-blanche to guide the debate.

Gil Barndollar: Pete Buttigieg and Tulsi Gabbard offer a study in contrasts-in worldview and in service.

Media dismissal and outright slander has knee-capped Gabbard’s campaign to be president. Her fellow millennial veteran provided a small assist. Interviewed a week ago by Bill Maher, the late night host told Buttigieg, “You are the only military veteran in this.” “Yeah,” replied the mayor, his sister-in-arms erased.

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