December 5, 2014

Hillary Clinton: U.S. Should Empathize With Our Enemies

Earlier this week, Hillary Clinton spoke at Georgetown University about “smart power” in international politics. So what does “smart power” mean to the former Secretary of State? Empathizing with our enemies.

“This is what we call smart power: using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security, and leaving no one on the sidelines, showing respect, even for one’s enemies, trying to understand and insofar as psychologically possible empathize with their perspective and point of view. …”

Take a minute and try to empathize with the ruthless dictators that have murdered thousands of their own people. We’ll wait.