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May 2nd, 2011
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Bin Laden? Bin Shot.

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Date:May 2nd, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
'I really do wish that America-the-culture would pay as much attention to what we're doing abroad as America-the-government does, because I think if we as a people really kept an eye on what we were doing, we'd have a better idea of why a lot of people want to like America, but really can't do it in practice.'

And for those who need a crash course in this, I highly recommend From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1776 by George C. Herring. Quite a crash course, though -- it weighs in at 1056 pages.
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Date:May 2nd, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
How readable is it, though? I'm poppy. I can't do literary or dense.

Yes, I'm dumb.
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Date:May 2nd, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC)
Surprisingly readable, given the scope. It reminds you that the Middle East isn't the only area we've fucked around in. We've fucked around everywhere. (I've been doing some reading on our various bloody misadventures in Central America. To make that particular omelet we broke a shitload of eggs.)
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