News Items Correction
16 August 2019. By John Ellis.
Correction: A well-placed source informs me that today’s last item, citing a piece by Steven Kizner in The Boston Globe, is inaccurate. The second problem with the item is that Mr. Kizner’s piece was published on 30 June. So Item #16 is not only wrong, it’s old news. Sorry about that.
Item #16. In one of the more remarkable partnerships in modern American political history, Soros and Charles Koch, the more active of the two brothers, are joining to finance a new foreign-policy think tank in Washington. It will promote an approach to the world based on diplomacy and restraint rather than threats, sanctions, and bombing. This is a radical notion in Washington, where every major think tank promotes some variant of neocon militarism or liberal interventionism. Soros and Koch are uniting to revive the fading vision of a peaceable United States.