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Trump’s foreign policy was disastrously impulsive — it’s time for some idealism

In a recent (December 20) Washington Post Outlook commentary, journalist Robert Wright voices the article’s title: “Biden’s team of idealists will keep getting people killed.” What’s noteworthy about this apologia is its perpetuation of tired tropes that have been with us throughout modern memory about idealists and realists – the former, fuzzy-headed, naïve, reality-challenged wishful thinkers; the latter, rational, clear-eyed, unemotional, uniquely able to see things as they really are (rather than as we might want them to be), and thus inherently more sophisticated than idealists and the herd.The betes noires in this particular strawman face-off are branded “progressive idealists” …read more

Source:: AlterNet