David Rothkopf

A thousand envoys bloom…

Every so often, I find time to write for other publications. I am not sure how I actually do this given my day job, periodic need for food, sleep requirements, and other constraints. (Perhaps like Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog from the cartoons of my youth, I have learned to eat while I sleep and ...

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Every so often, I find time to write for other publications. I am not sure how I actually do this given my day job, periodic need for food, sleep requirements, and other constraints. (Perhaps like Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog from the cartoons of my youth, I have learned to eat while I sleep and sleep while I eat. Certainly, I have been working in that direction my entire life.)

In any event, when those wonderful folks over at The National Interest asked if I would write a few words about the current state of the Obama national security team and what we might glean from it, I could hardly resist. (Perhaps there is a vaccine that will help build up resistance in this respect. I suspect that my wife is currently working with the National Institutes of Health to develop one.) The result is an article in the current issue called “A Thousand Envoys Bloom.” 

I commend it to you…because if I don’t, who will? And they actually do make an effort to run a thought-provoking journal over there at The National Interest which is no small feat given just what is entailed by successfully provoking thoughts here in Washington. (To be honest, I am not even in Washington as I write this. I am in Boston to give a speech. Here they are concerned with the fact that their newspaper, the Globe, is hanging by a thread having missed a negotiating deadline last night. Oddly, the Federal government does not seem as concerned with stepping in to save journalism as they are automobile production. Go figure.)

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