The Kindest Cut: Pursuit of Prosperity Will Heal International Rifts

Originally Published by the Washington Times—March 26, 2003

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“Fog over Channel, Continent cut off” is a newspaper headline attributed to the Times of London in the days of Empire. Today’s fog of war again raises the specter of isolation this time juxtaposing the United States with parts of Europe.

The United States has entered the conflict with Iraq without the backing of some traditional players in world politics. Once the war is over, one can expect this reluctance to provide support to disappear quickly. Governments will be eager to forget the material and commercial support ...

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