If Obama decides to intervene in Syria, he will have a hard time selling it to a skeptical American public.
Forty years ago, Nixon had the courage to challenge the conventional wisdom on China. It was a far cry from the craven flip-flopping of today.
An age of partisanship and zealotry may spell the end of agreement on the facts.
The Arab Spring may not bring secular democracy, but religious parties like the Muslim Brotherhood may be willing to compromise.
Fear and Islamophobia drive Western media to misrepresent the largely peaceful, moderate Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.