Wow. Dig Hillary Clinton talking like a straight-up Buddhist in her opening remarks before her confirmation hearing as U.S. Secretary of State:
“The president-elect and I believe that foreign policy must be based on a marriage of principles and pragmatism, not rigid ideology, on facts and evidence, not emotion or prejudice. Our security, our vitality, and our ability to lead in today's world oblige us to recognize the overwhelming facts of our interdependence.”
Little ray of hope for your Thursday.
(h/t Juan Cole, Informed Comment)