Blinken tries diplomacy built on empathy

Posted on AllSides November 6th, 2023
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken, like his boss, often wears his heart on his sleeve when dealing with human tragedies. He is the child of a Holocaust survivor (his stepfather was the only member of his family to emerge from the Nazis’ extermination camps) and the father of two children. His willingness to draw on his personal experiences, rather than put them aside, has made him the perfect emissary of President Biden’s brand of empathy, optimism and persistence.

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