Mort Kondracke argues that President Bush is not a unilateralist, as evidenced by his cooperation with allies and intergovernmental organizations on all manner of issues. What really strikes me, though, is how much more moderate Kondracke seems now than when I first became aware of him on the McLaughlin Group and similar programs in the 1980s. I’m not sure if it’s my perceptions that have changed, Mort’s politics, or the “center” of American domestic politics.

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  1. PoliBlogger says:

    I concur (both about Bush, and Mort 🙂

    Mort has definitely gotten more moderate over the years.

  2. Nick says:

    I agree about Mort’s moderation.

  3. jen says:

    Mort’s definitely moved to the right over the years. He’s still pretty liberal about certain issues (medical research and such) but he’s a lot more conservative on most foreign policy issues.