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By Dr. Laura Garcés, October 26, 2008
It’s The Past, Stupid!
How the Culture Wars Are Drowning the Issues of this
(view or download PDF)
Series: In the Magazines
A Foreign Policy Debacle: Reading Mr. Frum’s Defense
of the G. W. Bush Administration (view or download PDF)
Generational Torch: Goldberg piece on McCain published in The Atlantic Monthly.
A political scientist, Dr. Laura Garcés has worked extensively on U.S. international affairs and is the author of the book, "The Globalization of the Monroe Doctrine." She has lived in the United States since 1988 and has taught at Rutgers and Johns Hopkins universities. For the past two years she has been concentrating on the cultural and social dynamics that fuel conflicts and has been studying the situation in Colombia. She is currently working on the intellectual foundations of George W. Bush' diplomacy. She holds a doctorate from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.