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Yoav Fromer goes back two years ago, to President Obama’s famed speech in Cairo, and then fast-forwards to his State Department speech last month, and finds today in Tablet Magazine a fundamental, irreconcilable contradiction: The multiculturalist relativism of the former speech simply cannot jibe with the insistence on the universal superiority of Western ideals, such as democracy and individual liberty, of the latter. When push comes to shove, which speech will guide Obama in the Middle East?

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