Surely US Set to Reconcile

Originally Published in the Japan Times: November 6, 2004

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After a campaign that stressed the importance of continuity, some might expect few changes in policies during the second term of President George W. Bush. But the outcome of this bitterly fought election has clarified many issues in the United States and will send a signal far beyond America.

Many called this election the most important one in a generation. As the results show us, this claim was more than customary campaign rhetoric. If American voters had followed the traditional path of voting on their pocketbooks, the short-term economy and their jobs, then ...

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