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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2003 Washington, DC Contact: Audrey Seagraves Tel: 202-939-2242 firstname.lastname@example.org FOREIGN POLICY September / October 2003 FOUAD AJAMI ON THE HYPOCRITES WHO HATE AMERICA Plus, Europes Failed Constitution, Madeleine Albright Defends the United Nations, Wanted: A U.S. Colonial Service, the Forgotten Virtues of Capitalism, Chris Patten Blasts the Wests Democratic Crusade, ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2003
Contact: Audrey Seagraves
FOREIGN POLICY September / October 2003
FOUAD AJAMI ON THE HYPOCRITES WHO HATE AMERICA
Plus, Europes Failed Constitution, Madeleine Albright Defends the United Nations, Wanted: A U.S. Colonial Service, the Forgotten Virtues of Capitalism, Chris Patten Blasts the Wests Democratic Crusade, and More
To hear pollsters tell it, anti-American sentiments are rising the world over and the United States is squandering the global sympathy it garnered after September 11 with arrogant unilateralism. In truth, there was no sympathy to squander, writes renowned Middle East scholar Fouad Ajami, and the United States need not worry if German politicians or Muslim clerics blame the United States for their own decline. Anti-Americanism, Ajami says, is nothing more than a backlash against a nation that comes bearing modernism to those who want it but who also fear and despise it.
Ajami blasts the hypocrisy of those who hate America, be they in Riyadh or Paris. The world rails against the United States, Ajami writes, yet embraces its protection, its gossip, and its hipness. The United States need not worry about hearts and minds in foreign lands, Ajami concludes. If Muslims truly believe that their long winter of decline is the fault of the United States, no campaign of public diplomacy shall deliver them from that incoherence.
The Falseness of Anti-Americanism, p. 52
MADELEINE ALBRIGHT ON WHY THE U.N. IS INDISPENSABLE
As casualties and controversy mount in the U.S. occupation of Iraq, the Bush administration must decide whether to grant a larger role to the United Nations (U.N.)an institution that critics dismiss as undemocratic, overly bureaucratic, anti-American, and irrelevant. But its time for another look at the U.N., argues former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in an exclusive article. For all its real problems, Albright writes, the United Nations remains the worlds best hope for confronting challenges like poverty, global crime, pandemic diseases, and warand all at a reasonable price of $1.25 billion per year, roughly what the Pentagon spends every 32 hours. The United Nations may seem useless to the self-satisfied, narrow-minded, and micro-hearted minority, but to most of the worlds population, it remains highly relevant indeed, Albright argues.
Think Again: United Nations, p. 16
EUROPES FLOUNDERING FATHERS
How would the framers of Americas constitution respond to the European Unions (EU) new constitution? With polite applause, at best. In a rich and illuminating essay, Pulitzer-prize winning historian Jack Rakove argues that not only does Europes new charter deny the EU real authority over war, diplomacy, and taxes, but by refusing to submit the constitution for popular approval, many of the EUs member states are undermining its legitimacy and future effectiveness. Rakove finds that for both by American standards and those of contemporary constitutionalism, the nature of the current European project remains ambiguous and arguably deficient.
Europes Floundering Fathers, p. 28
MEMO TO BUSHWANTED: A U.S. COLONIAL SERVICE
In an innovative new FOREIGN POLICY feature launched in this issue, Yale School of Management Dean Jeffrey Garten says the United States must build a force of specialists who can pick up the pieces after U.S. military interventions abroad. This new FP feature offers salient policy advice to global leaders on topics of pressing importance.
Wanted: A U.S. Colonial Service, p. 63
THE MORALITY OF CAPITALISM
Capitalism has triumphed virtually everywhereand it is loathed virtually everywhere. Critics, including more than a few economists, allege that capitalism creates gross inequality, causes environmental havoc, and undermines democracy. Theyre wrong, argues Financial Times chief economics writer Martin Wolf. The relentless tirades against capitalism come from dreamers who compare it with an ideal system that has never existed and from intellectuals who resent their modest status in a society where wealth and prestige are gained by satisfying the wants of ordinary people, Wolf writes. (The Morality of the Market, p. 46
CHRIS PATTEN: HOW NOT TO SPREAD DEMOCRACY
The United States and Europe agree that democracy is a universal aspiration that defies weak economies or bogus cultural distinctions. But they differ on whether the West can force transformation in places such as the Middle East. Democracy seldom arrives without external pressure, but Western countries should heed Robespierres warning about armed missionariesbringing democracy to Islamic countries on the tips of precision-guided missiles, Chris Patten, the European Unions external relations commissioner contends.
Democracy Doesnt Flow From the Barrel of a Gun, p. 40
THE 5 PERCENT SOLUTION FOR A ROAD MAP TO PEACE
Israeli settlements are routinely described as a major obstacle to peace in the Middle East. In reality, the solution would require redrawing just 5 percent of the West Bank map and persuading 60,000 people to move.
The 5 Percent Solution, p. 26
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