Your reading material for the morning: Zbigniew Brzezinski’s New American Strategies for Security and Peace speech.
The second condition, troubling condition, which contributes in my view to the crisis of credibility and to the state of isolation in which the United States finds itself today is due in part because that skewed view of the world is intensified by a fear that periodically verges on panic that is in itself blind.
I find his practicality particularly compelling. His comments on Russia make it crystal-clear that he is not a dictator-loving leftist stereotype. His comments on intelligence and the requirement for a competent intelligence service are spot on.