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In a smart, disheartening piece in the New York Times magazine last month, Robert Worth surveyed the frustration of American diplomats who signed up to engage the world—even dreamed of changing it—and now find themselves encumbered by the safeguards and protocols of a risk-averse Washington. It is hard to change the world when you live in a fortress and travel in an armored motorcade.

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Perspective, Pages 81 on 12/16/2012

Print Headline: Being there

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