Professor Elman grades Obama in Op-ed piece

In a recent op-ed piece published in the Post-Standard, Professor Miriam Elman graded President Obama following his second major speech to the Middle East region. Stating that “Obama got many things right but erred in several places,” Elman gave the speech an A- for style and a B+ for analysis and organization, believing that Obama explained why the United States should adopt a pragmatic approach to “Arab Spring,” while at the same time missing the mark by failing to buttress his claim that the U.S. and the Arab world share a common conception of democracy with empirical evidence.

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