“No man has come so near our definition of a constitutional statesman—the powers of a first-rate man and the creed of a second-rate man.”
The obligations of a prudent opposition.
The challenge of democratic accountability in foreign policy.
“The American people have got this one question to answer.”
What it means to lose–and rediscover–the “human measure.”
America’s glory is not dominion, but liberty.
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