From the Atlantic Monthly, regarding her Daily Show interview:
For Hillary, Americas current problem is that once the Cold War ended, we withdrew from the information arena. As a result, across the world, a new generation no longer remembers the great things we supposedly did in the past, and America has stopped telling them about the great things we are still doing today. Her answer: get back to telling the story of Americas greatness, not only to the rest of the world but to ourselves first and foremost.
Is Americas biggest post-Cold War foreign policy problem really that weve failed to adequately remind others, and ourselves, how good we are?
Really? Is Americas biggest post-Cold War foreign policy problem really that weve failed to adequately remind others, and ourselves, how good we are? After all, George W. Bush told Americans endlessly that the war on terror was another grand American crusade for freedom, in the tradition of World War II and the Cold War. In his second inaugural address and other thundering rhetorical displays, he announced to the world that America would champion liberty far and wide, as in days of old.
I guess we just need to let the rest of the world know how exceptional we are....Read the whole thing: