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"Campaign ’88 and Foreign Policy" "[O]nce again the electorate will almost surely face not only deep differences on issues between the parties, but also a gap in foreign-policy experience between the Republican and Democratic nominees. The history of modern presidential elections suggests that the Republican candidate will be well advised to stress foreign policy, while ...

"Campaign ’88 and Foreign Policy"
"[O]nce again the electorate will almost surely face not only deep differences on issues between the parties, but also a gap in foreign-policy experience between the Republican and Democratic nominees. The history of modern presidential elections suggests that the Republican candidate will be well advised to stress foreign policy, while his Democratic counterpart should seek to focus public attention on domestic concerns."
-William A. Galston and Christopher J. Makins

"International Law: The Critics Are Wrong"
"So, ‘let it sink,’ Americans are urged, as if U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations or refusal to meet its financial obligations would terminate the ability of the U.N., in [columnist Charles] Krauthammer’s words, to ‘subvert international norms… by morally undermining the few actions that help enforce them….’ Perhaps the real goal, then, of the U.N. critics is not to eliminate the organization but to isolate America, thereby facilitating their efforts to inculcate the electorate with their particular predilection for a unilateralist and violent diplomacy."
-Tom J. Farer

"Funding Foreign Aid"
"Americans must recognize that foreign aid is little more than a grace note in their relations with most of the developing world. With few exceptions among the 102 countries receiving U.S. aid, that aid is too small to make the difference between war and peace, friendship and enmity, or development and underdevelopment."
-David R. Obey and Carol Lancaster

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