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Diplomacy and Empire" Speech by Amb. Freeman

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Ambassador Chas. W. Freeman, Jr. addressed DACOR (Diplomats and Consular
Officers, Retired) on Friday, February 09, 2007. The title of the speech
is *Diplomacy and Empire.* The full text of the speech is available at
http://www.mepc.org/whats/diplomacy.asp.

EXCERPT:

“America defines itself by its values, not its territory or ethnicity.
The supreme purpose of our foreign policy must be to defend our values
and to do so by means that do not corrode them. By these measures, what
we are doing now is directly counterproductive. It must be changed. Let
me very briefly propose a few principles to guide such change:”

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