‘Blair's undogmatic vision ...’:
A fine and fair editorial
about Tony Blair’s ‘undogmatic vision’ -- and the increasingly dogmatic foreign policies of George Bush and Jacques Chirac. From Blair to Congress:
''To be a serious partner, Europe must take on and defeat the anti-Americanism that sometimes passes for its political discourse. And what America must do is show that this is a partnership built on persuasion, not command.''
What I liked about Blair’s words -- and the Globe’s editorial -- was the balanced concerns about both American and French foreign policies. Increasingly, both sides are toying with outmoded visions of the world, the Americans with ‘Pax America’ neo-imperialism, the French with ‘balance-of-power’ neo-Napoleonism.