Politics Can Make for Fitting Envoys

March 17, 2014

In an opinion piece published by The Boston Globe, Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin says the vehement criticism of President Obama’s ambassadorial nominees and the way they’ve acquitted themselves during Senate hearings comes as no surprise.

Political appointments to diplomatic posts are an easy target, he says, while noting that the three nominees’ lack of familiarity with the countries in which they would be posted is not impressive.

Read more at Dartmouth Now.