April 30, 2012

WALTER RUSSELL MEAD: High Noon In Beijing. Don’t worry. We’ve got “smart diplomacy” for this. No, really, this time. “That within a few months a leading Chinese official and a leading dissident should both have turned in extremis to American diplomats should, by the way, make Americans everywhere stand a little taller. We have somehow managed to acquire a reputation for honest dealing and political courage in China; it should be our goal to preserve that. There are times when it is appropriate to be proud of your country, and this is one of them.”