The Weight Of History

A reader writes:

It is interesting that no one is really looking at the parallels between the diplomatic shift away from realism in America with the rise of the neo-cons, as well as in Israel’s current leadership, and the transition in Germany from Bismark’s diplomacy to Kaiser Wilhelm II, which left Germany well armed, prosperous, feared, hated and diplomatically isolatedat least until 1914.

We got Obama as a brake. But can he resist the tide of irrationalism? In a period of recession, polarization, a weakened media, Palin waits in the wings ...