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His snarling at one international accord after another besmirches the United States and makes the world a more dangerous place.
It says it is "not only unethical and damaging to health but also inevitably besmirches the good name of the association".
But his argument that secrecy also besmirches Cicero, the "good guy" in Catiline, is relatively fresh and original (141).