Change We Can Believe In?

June 17, 2013 | Walter Russell Mead
About the author: Walter Russell Mead is a distinguished fellow at Hudson Institute, professor of foreign affairs and humanities at Bard College, and editor-at-large of the American Interest. His books include Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World (2004), God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World (2007), and The Arc of a Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People (forthcoming 2017).

No doubt Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is less worried that his pet candidates did poorly in Friday's election than pleased to have an electoral process that lets voters blow off steam while the "deep state" rolls on.

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