Steve Benen:

I remember a point, not too long ago, at which Zakaria was positioned as a leading, sensible, center-right observer on politics and foreign policy. He seems far more progressive now, not because Zakaria's worldview has changed, but because so many of the voices that dominate the political discourse have gone off in a misguided direction.

Steve is right about Fareed's worldview. We have known each other for two decades, both right-of-center immigrants, both children, in a way, of the conservative revolution we came of age in. Fareed's scholarship in foreign affairs out-classes my own by a mile, which is why I've found his thoughtful evolution in response to changing global times reassuring.

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