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Or imagine Special Envoy Lantos at a Middle East Peace Conference. Welcomed by the Likud-niks who may soon regain political power in Israel - yet knowing in his heart that, ultimately, Israel's survival will require negotiating some complex formula for mutually-acceptable peaceful co-existence with the sane among its neighbors.

Such diplomatic achievement would be a fitting historical legacy for a former Congressman from California.

Meanwhile, newly-elected Congresswoman Speier would give the voters of the 12th Congressional District the meticulous and effective legislative representation they deserve.

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Smith is a diplomatic historian and public policy consultant. After serving briefly as a junior Intelligence officer during the Cold War, in 1972, with the late Arthur Schlesinger Jr. as mentor, he wrote the first history of the OSS, the World War (more...)
 

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