08.22.16 + 08.29.16 | Update

Some members reported difficulty with the link to this Monday's (8/22) discussion article -- The Isolationist Temptation -- so it's set forth below (note: not linked) . . . . the central question raised is the appropriate extent of America's application of power -- a debate that (arguably) had largely taken place exclusively among the foreign policy elites but now includes non-elites in the mix . . . . . hear that?, they're talking about us and so maybe it's time for the great unwashed to get together, discuss, and  "advise and consent."

Lessons learned? We'll have a great opportunity to perhaps apply it the following Monday (8/29) as we address How the Arab World Came Apart, the exhaustive and impressive NYT article, link: 

How The Arab World Came Apart

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