Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Object vs. subject

I’m impressed by William Taylor’s distinction between Ukraine as object (a nation to be exploited, manipulated) and Ukraine as subject (a nation seeking to exercise agency, autonomy).

Everything George Kent and Ambassador Taylor have said this morning is a rebuke to the clownish lies and obfuscations of those seeking to defend Donald Trump. High seriousness is winning the day here.

comments: 2

Daughter Number Three said...

This whole thing has made me think back to the people I knew in DC who were studying for the Foreign Service exam. They really are among the *best* people.

Michael Leddy said...

I found it humbling to listen to these guys speak. There’s nothing trivial about them.