Share 'In Iran the U.S. May Be Learning to Speak Instead of Kill, Unlike Billy Budd'
In negotiating with Iran, John Kerry and President Obama exemplify the principle of Herman Melville's Billy Budd: Avoid the perils of striking out by mastering the skills of reaching out.
Billy Budd kills because, tongue-tied by emotion, he can't express himself through speech.
President Obama yesterday:
Is America learning to avoid violence by mastering the art of talk?
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