Syria

You might have asked, as others have, why all the standing around? Shouldn’t we do something? Perhaps, but reading this might temper your enthusiasm. Here’s the heart of it:

… we live in a world of diverse cultures, and we know very little about social engineering and how to build nations. When we cannot be sure how to improve the world, prudence becomes an important virtue, and hubristic visions can pose a grave danger. Foreign policy, like medicine, must be guided by the principle, “First, do no harm.”

English: A mosque in Hama, Syria Français : Un...

English: A mosque in Hama, Syria Français : Une mosquée à Hama en Syrie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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