The beginning of July brings several anniversaries of great moments in American foreign policy. July 4, 1821 saw Secretary of State John Quincy Adams deliver his famed Independence Day speech at the U.S. Capitol. Adams sought to respond to attacks from two sides: one, arguing that the United States had done little for the world, the other, […]
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Iran’s Protests: What Would John Quincy Adams Do?
Iran has been roiled by protests this week, with at least twenty dead and hundreds arrested. The protests took many analysts by surprise – they appear to center on young, working-class men, ethnic minorities like the Kurds, and rural people. As Gissou Nia writes in Politico, these are not the kind of folks to whom analysts are […]