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Obama’s Ramadan Message

Obama’s Ramadan message to the Muslim world is a kind of Hallmark card in video: Once again, Obama demonstrates how to communicate your way out of a “clash of civilizations.” Attention to how your words will translate: phrases like “mutual … Continue reading

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Ten Things Wrong in Obama Cairo Speech

Having spent the last couple of days taking the measure of reaction to Obama’s Cairo speech, here are the best ten complaints I’ve found: Begin drumroll… … 1) He didn’t say the word ‘terrorism’ enough. Wlady Plesczynski complains that the … Continue reading

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Obama’s Cairo Speech

The president’s trip abroad may have been the most carefully-crafted work of public diplomacy in history. The White House released the text in thirteen languages and across the entire spectrum of new media. After touring the pyramids with Zahi Hawass, … Continue reading

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