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The problem with Trump's 'doctrine of patriotism'

President Trump began his address to the United Nations this week with some of the boilerplate braggadocio that forms the basis of his rallies. The audience laughed. And, not surprisingly, this became the main story for most news networks and headline writers. That's too bad, because no matter what you think of the president, it was a more serious speech than that.

Nearly all addresses to the U.N. by world leaders are primarily for domestic consumption, because

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