A reader writes:

I think the title "The Case for Muddling Through" sums up why you have been blocked from completing this article. This takes nothing away from the piece as a whole, but the title could have easily been "The Case for Hurrying Up to Decide to Wait and See."
 
As someone who has written about such issues on dealine before (on a much smaller scale), that's a tough freaking position to start from. I have seen this blank page before and you know whatever you write will have the same conclusion: "I have no fucking clue and nobody else does either."
 
And to be honest, can that last line title any article written on Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran? I think so.

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