Triumphalism hides many important foreign policy failures

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June 19, 2011
Independent Institute
by Ivan Eland  
Posted in Commentary

"Nationalism in many countries prompts their governments to trumpet foreign-policy successes while sweeping disappointments under the rug. The inclination toward such biases may only be human nature, but democracies should also take the difficult step of heeding and analyzing the failures — that is, if they want to embrace truth and avoid the path to authoritarianism." (06/15/11)  

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