osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,
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Obama on Obama in the Middle East

I liked this NYTimes op ed because the approach echoes my own advocacy approach in the following way: you need to put in a lot of spade work and change culture before you can achieve difficult things. Obama knows this speech will have little short term impact, and that everyone will have the usual excuses for not acting. But that does not make the exercise a waste of time. It is the first step in a lengthy process of convincing enough people to even start thinking in new ways.
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