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Are our “national interests” more monetary than spiritual or vice versa? Or are they / we balanced or forked between our practical needs and our ideals, principles, and values?

Will we do what we do for love — or for love of money?

Polices need never be black and white, one or the other, but one may ask where we have been going in relation to our deeply autocratic and piratical “competition” in the world.

Around the world, we have seen dictators promise their people the world while stealing for themselves their unfair share.

Is that where the West is now bound?

Off the train already: Erdogan.

Stepping off: Orban.

Who else?

Who’s next?