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greekdefaultwatch@gmail.com Natural gas consultant by day, blogger on the Greek economy by night. Trained as an economist and political scientist. I believe in common sense and in data, and my aim is to offer insight written in language that is clear and convincing.

14 September 2005

Public diplomacy limits 2

Adam Garfinkle, editor of the newly launched American Interest, writes: “Moral clarity is an insufficient basis upon which to win a war or achieve a strategic victory, and to deny this is a confusion of the first order.” This is the perception that guides America’s public diplomacy campaign that I wrote about yesterday. And this quote (and article) captures the gap between what a country can intend to happen and what might actually happen in the ground—and how it is not enough to conduct foreign policy based on good intentions alone.



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