From Esquire, Noah Feldman on the end of the war on terror. Is Petraeus "beyond naive"? He thinks we should negotiate with our enemies — just like Barack Obama. Retired generals of the Israeli Defense Forces and high-ranking Mossad officials on Obama. Shashi Tharoor on why India loves Bush. An interview with Andrew Bacevich on the end of exceptionalism (and more). Dahlia Lithwick on bringing Guantanamo home: The lawlessness abroad was never very far from home. A review of Bush's Law: The Remaking of American Justice by Eric Lichtblau (and more). Spying on Americans without warrants, charges based on secret evidence: Welcome to the world of Bush's "specially designated global terrorists". The next president must free us from Bush's freedom agenda, but that's not an excuse to disengage from the world. A review of The Freedom Agenda: Why America Must Spread Democracy (Just Not the Way George Bush Did) by James Traub. George W. Bush as Harry S. Truman? Robert Dallek says no. Here's an extremely abridged history of the George W. Bush presidency. In his final months in office, Bush is burdened but still confident. Arianna Huffington thinks George Bush is a criminal. The Bush administration prized loyalty over competence; the next White House team will do the opposite. More and more and more and more and more on Angler by Barton Gellman. 

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