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It's Not Perfect, but the U.N. Is a Good Deal for 'Merica (OZY)

March 27, 2017

From the op-ed: 

The Trump administration is reportedly seeking to slash contributions to the United Nations by hundreds of millions of dollars — pulling out a whopping billion dollars from U.N. peacekeeping alone. That $54 billion in added defense spending has to come from somewhere, and the U.N. has long been a tempting target for budget hawks in Washington. Not least, its assemblies and councils often support ridiculous resolutions that make good fodder for bad press coverage. Remember the International Year of Quinoa?

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