What Does the "Blob" Know Anyway?

One of the defining traits of U.S. foreign policy is that our policymakers know shockingly little about the world that they presume to dominate and “lead.” I was reminded of this by this comment: Perhaps it is because that American policymakers understand other countries so superficially that they have the audacity to think that they know how they should be governed and how their governments should behave. If they understood any of these countries half as well as serious experts do, they might think twice before pressing ahead with their usual reckless folly.

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