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Richard Falk, emeritus professor and one-time thesis adviser of Princeton student Robert Mueller III, is a leading intellectual of leftist foreign policy thinking.

Tulsi Gabbard
Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (Credit: Wikipeida)

In this piece for Counterpunch he takes a look at Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, the Hawaii Congresswoman, now running for president. She’s controversial for meeting with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and Indian president Narendra Modi. Falk puts those visits in critical perspective and says, in effect, give her a break.

The fact that she volunteered for combat duty in Iraq and yet emerged as critical of war making, and regime changing interventions and the coercive diplomacy that accompanies it, is a further encouraging feature of her political persona, giving credibility and depth to her anti-war stands on foreign policy.

Source: Troublesome Possibilities: The Left and Tulsi Gabbard

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