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By Arta Moeini and David Carment
IPD’s Research Director Arta Moeini and Senior Fellow David Carment authored a commentary for UnHerd, offering their critique of President Biden’s recent ‘Soul of the Nation’ speech.
After 21 years, it appears we have gone full circle: the War on Terror’s “you are either with us or against us” mentality has come home. Where George W. Bush used American exceptionalism as a basis for militarism and political absolutism, Biden has leveraged democratic exceptionalism — weaponising the mythos of democracy for partisan gains.
Arta Moeini (@ArtaMoeini) is the Research Director for the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy.
David Carment (@cdnfp) is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy, a Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Editor of the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, and Palgrave’s Canada and International Affairs Book series.