Monday, October 22, 2012

Quote of the day: On the continuation of foreign policy by other means

Trade is foreign policy. The environment is foreign policy. Energy policy is foreign policy. Human rights are foreign policy. Drought is foreign policy. Starvation is foreign policy. War is generally only foreign policy when one of those other things I mentioned get completely out of control. However, as I suspect we will see argued enthusiastically from both sides tonight, war, and not its historic causes, has come to define foreign policy.
- Charles Pierce on his steadily-diminishing expectations for a “foreign policy presidential debate” in 2012.

This goes out to Charlie.

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