A great power that fails

A great power that fails to protect its citizens invites the contempt of its adversaries. All morning I have had ringing in my ears Teddy Roosevelt’s famous demand to the Arab bandit Raisuli who had kidnapped Mrs. Pedicaris, an American citizen: “Pedicaris alive or Raisuli dead.” Simply typing that quote into the amazing Google search engine turns up this valuable history lesson entitled “A Solution to Terrorism.”

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