Voices | What is America’s calling in the world?
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 4/19/17, 05:23 pm
In early April, American expatriate Claire Berlinski stood in line at the Bureau Des Étrangers in Paris with other expats and immigrants hoping to renew their visas. All were staring at their cell phones, at breaking news of a U.S. missile launch against the Syrian airfield that had served as a base for the latest gas attack by Bashar al-Assad. Quietly, the émigrés of various backgrounds began to ask each other, Qu’en pensez-vous? “What do you think?” Berlinski had to confess she didn’t know what to think: Such moral clarity was the last thing she expected from President Trump.