A Republic Foreign Policy – Chuck Hagel - Foreign Affairs
In 2004 Chuck Hagel, Obama’s current nominee for Secretary of Defense, outlined his foreign policy vision. Writing for Foreign Affairs Hagel looked more like Madeline Albright or William Coehn than Dick Cheney. In fact, his support for international organizations is downright giddy. “The UN is more relevant today than it has ever been,” he wrote to the chagrin of Republicans everywhere. “The global challenges of terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, hunger, disease, and poverty require multilateral responses and initiatives.”
There’s a good chance that the 200os will mark one of the greatest changes in the organization of America. Wealth and resources flooded from a decentralized and localized municipalities into zones dominated by an anchor government. Washington D.C. is no exception. This New York Times Magazine piece examines what happens when the country declines, but the capital booms.