Barack Obama and John Kerry seem to think the conduct of foreign policy is like a college history seminar. They keep talking about how nations are expected to behave now “in the 21st century,” genuinely shocked by Vladimir Putin’s naked, old world aggression in Ukraine. They can hardly believe that there are nasty people out there who will only be deterred by actions, not by words alone. One gets the sense that it is not Putin’s worldview that needs to be introduced to the world as it is, but theirs.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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