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(Roman Genn)



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POLITICS
Can-Do Collectivism

The president’s State of the Union address wore a flag pin. But to paraphrase the president on another occasion, safeguarding the American experiment takes more than expressions of patriotism. President Obama made a Reaganesque joke about the ham-handedness of government. But he nonetheless seems oblivious, quite unlike Reagan, to the dangers that unconstrained government poses to the American future. Nor, apparently, does the president believe that the protection of Americans from threats abroad warrants more than sporadic rhetorical leadership.


Contents
February 21, 2011    |     Volume LXIII, No. 3

Articles
  • What the Egyptian unrest says about, and portends for, the region.
  • Comparing French and American responses to the Middle East upheavals.
  • If both seek the presidency, it could split the Republican party.
  • We’re wasting billions on rockets to nowhere.
  • Let’s stop Obamacare without blowing up the constitutional order.
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