John A. Farrell


December 2009


10 Good Books From the Decade

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By John Aloysius Farrell, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

The world is alive with top 10 lists. Best of the year. End of the decade. Tops of the century. Too often, they come from critics whose tastes are jaded (and whose selections are then biased toward the strange and nuanced), whose lists are as ...

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Intellectual Honesty is Key on Obama's Afghanistan Troops Surge

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By John Aloysius Farrell, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

It seems to me that the leaders of a great free nation, in the conduct of foreign policy and other vital business, need to show a modicum of intellectual honesty and consistency.

Maybe I am naive.

Yes, I recognize that there are times when ...

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War in Afghanistan (2001-)
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Obama, Barack
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