How much should public opinion drive government policy? Dan has some tie-ins between this idea and the 2012 elections. Also: Rose-colored visions of a Churchillian U.N.
1. Balancing the Budget exercise:
2. “America’s secret plan to arm Libya’s rebels” by Robert Fisk for The Independent, March 7, 2011.
3. “U.S. Wavers on Regime Change” by Adam Entous and Julian E. Barnes for The Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2011.