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Patrick Lawrence, who also writes as Patrick L. Smith is Salon’s foreign affairs columnist.

A longtime correspondent abroad, chiefly for the International Herald Tribune and The New Yorker, he is also an essayist, critic and editor.

His most recent books are “Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century” (Yale, 2013) and Somebody Else’s Century: East and West in a Post-Western World (Pantheon, 2010).

Follow him @thefloutist.

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