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The /Other/ Marshall Plan

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Rex Tillerson never had a chance to become the pretty good secretary of state he might have been. As the president who fired him with a tweet explained: “We were not really thinking the same…. Really, it was a different mind-set, a different thinking.” The diplomatic press corps seemed credulous in agreeing with their sources, career foreign service officers, that, whatever else, the fact that Donald Trump had been elected should not affect the conduct of their mission. In this melancholy week, while thinking about the tasks the next president will face, whoever it may be, it was good to