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Albright’s World Tour

Remember when Madeline Albright got into a bit of trouble for going on French radio and criticizing the war in Iraq? Now she’s mouthing off in Mexico. I’ll confess that I don’t keep careful track of everything the former secretary of state says and where she says it–for all I know, she’s been visiting all the Absurdistans of the world and criticizing her country’s foreign policy at each stop. But isn’t this just unseemly, a former diplomatic official leaving the United States and then attacking the current government’s foreign policy? Can’t she just shut up when she travels abroad and save the rhetoric for New York Times op-eds or something?

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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