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February 11, 2013 02:04 PM

Hypocrisy, opportunity, and the war on America’s enemies

by Roger Kimball, from Roger's Rules

Over the years, Andrew McCarthy has written many important articles about what in the bad old days of President Bush was called “the war on terror.” As a former federal prosecutor, he brings a rare authority and insight to the complex questions that surround this shadowy precinct of national security. He has actually met, and [...]

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