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America: Moving beyond Divisions

Henry Kissinger, frm. Sec. of State | Decemeber 5, 2008

President-elect Obama’s team of national security heavyweights evinces his finest qualities: courage and inner assurance. ++ He will need these characteristics as he attempts to distill “order out of a fragmenting international system.” ++ No particular constellation of advisors seems better suited to help him attain those ends. ++ His choice of Hillary Clinton misconstrues the notion of a “team of rivals”; both “have concluded that the country and their commitment to public service require their cooperation.”



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