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General News    H4'ed 9/24/17

Bernie Sanders sketches out a new foreign policy for the Dem Party

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As Sen. Sanders delivered his foreign policy address  he seemed to be trying to reanimate a progressive tradition based on global peace and social justice that has been dormant for decades, prompting the liberal magazine The Nation to hail it as “one of the finest speeches of his career.” The ostensible focus of his speech was Pres.Trump, but in many ways his true target was the Democratic foreign policy establishment, which has espoused liberal interventionism on behalf of democracy and human rights since the 1990s. “As we seek to renew America’s commitment to promote human rights and human dignity around the world, we must be a living example here at home,” Sanders declared. “We cannot speak with the moral authority the world needs if we do not struggle to achieve the ideal we are holding out for others.”

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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