Seth J. Frantzman

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN

Perhaps never in history has so much been written about a “deal”, particularly a “good deal” and a “bad deal.”  Words lose their meaning when they are repeated again and again.  Perhaps also never in history have there been so many photos of men in turbans smiling in international newspapers.  How the world got to the point where people who spend most of their time trying to invent ways to ban women from watching volleyball have dominated the conversation is extraordinary.  How a country that hangs people proudly and burns the flags of those it negotiates with has come to be so respected on the international stage is truly extraordinary.  It is a testament to the soft racism of low expectations of the West.  The West supports the very values at home it eschews abroad, it embraces the lowest of expectations for its adversaries because of…

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