Colucci: Don’t buy bad policies on Syria and North Korea

Lamont Colucci, associate professor and chair of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College, wrote an opinion piece about “inconvenient narratives” concerning policies in Syria and North Korea.

It was published by U.S. News & World Report. Click here to read the full article.

Just because someone says a choice is the least-worst of a possible solution, “this is a false choice, given by moral and political cowards who are only interested in the appearance of a solution,” Colucci writes.

“Readers should always question the standard dichotomies in foreign affairs. Operating here is the old adage is that you create three scenarios, two of which are so absurd as to ensure the third (usually bad) one is chosen. … The electorate should not accept being treated like children. There were and are viable alternatives in both cases. However, as each day passes, the number of options declines until the least bad option will sound good.”


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