HANSON: America shrugs off its world leader role

Obama labors to ensure the U.S. is exceptional no more

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Riding the tiger’s back was always risky, but not as much as jumping off and allowing it to run wild. The world now wants someone to get back on — but is unsure about who, when, how and at what cost.

Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

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