Saturday, September 13, 2008

Foreign Policy Experience

It's been less than a year since I started taking an interest in Thomas Sowell's commentary on current affairs, including education and the economy. What I like about him is that while he seems absolutely brilliant, he speaks the language of common folk. Maybe that is in itself a mark of brilliance. He has an interesting website which, though it couldn't be much plainer in design, is, like his books, all substance.

Anyway, in light of the recent Experience Wars being debated between the Republican and Democratic Presidential campaigns, Sowel's September 4, 2008 article, "Foreign Policy 'Experience,'" in the National Jewish Review makes for sound reading. From historical, experiential and observational perspectives, he helps the reader understand how to properly define "experience" and determine who actually has the most.

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