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    Let Us Learn From the Past to Carve a Better Future

    If you ever wonder whether it’s worth fighting on principle even when the odds are long, read this and remember that the odds have always been long in big fights that changed the world. In his new book on the Marshall Plan, Benn Steil introduces us to the group of Americans who overcame calls for retrenchment at home and nationalism in Europe to enact a massive aid package to rescue postwar economies and rebuild our former enemies. Echoes of today. They won the fight — we should too.

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