Election season requires listening, not just talking
The campaign has really, honestly finally started: it is about two men, President Obama and Mitt Romney. While there will be lots of talk in the next few months about the economy and social issues, foreign policy will continue to engender entertaining debates. It will be interesting, all this talk, but this silly season is at risk of doing the one thing that makes world affairs much more complicated and even inspiring than just hearing ourselves speak, endlessly. All we have to do is listen, harder. The future of China is a perfect example.