Additional to Sis’s post below, it is frankly amazing to me the depths to which “Smart Power” has sunk us. Think about it: the President of a foreign power mocks our President via the Op-Ed pages of the NYT the day after he gives a televised address. It is simply astonishing, and frightening.
We have placed ourselves in the care of a cadre of academics and mid-twenty something “senior policy advisors” under the leadership of a community organizer. Now while of course academics can be very smart and capable people they also tend, as my beloved Bride said to me the other day, yes they also tend to think, no to firmly believe in fact, that words equal actions.
And that misconception has deadly consequences for non-academics.