soft power

How Obama Reset American Power to Zero with Putin

The great fallacy of progressive foreign policy is the assumption that other nations and ideologies are reactive. If we treat them well, they reciprocate. If we treat them badly, there's blowback. That's why the Reset Button didn't work in Russia, but it did set the stage for a series of Russian humiliations of Obama

Obama Still Has No Clue How the World Works

Here is the only way the world actually works. There are civilized countries and savage countries. In a civilized country, the government and people may not like you, they may cheat you and take advantage of you in all sorts of ways, but they will not drag your corpse into the street for their amusement. In savage countries they will do that unless they have good reason to fear the consequences.

Why the World Hates Obama

Obama has gone in assuming that his anti-colonial resentments, so aptly documented by Dinesh D'Souza, will give him something in common with Ahmadinejad, Chavez and Putin. This was his mistake.