Tuesday, March 13, 2007
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A conversational waltz with Garance Franke-Ruta
Topics include whether Barack Obama and John McCain would pursue similar interventionist foreign policies; why GOP candidates are "Hollywood whores"; the death of neoliberalism; and how liberal journalists are coping with this.
Go check it out.
UPDATE: One small note: if it seems like I did not pick up on every point Garance made, this had to do with our phone connection. I could not completely hear all of her points.posted by Dan on 03.13.07 at 11:03 AM
Dan, In the segment you wondering if McCain is colonial. He is being advised by Niall Ferguson, who obviously is an enthusiast for empire. I don't know what that means but it is interesting.posted by: pt on 03.13.07 at 11:03 AM [permalink]
Wow. Did you read those comments about you?posted by: Polybius on 03.13.07 at 11:03 AM [permalink]
I actually thought YOU performed reasonably well. It's the case that you do better when paired with more analytical minds, but I think you responded reasonably well to Franke-Ruta's weak offerings.
Even though I consider myself a liberal I consistently find myself thinking that you're one of the few discussants who isn't a waste of my time. When Franke-Ruta started saying that she had a friend who thought X and that this must infer Y about the political climate I wanted to choke myself. (The Drezner-Yglesias pairings, on the other hand, are top notch.)posted by: MJ on 03.13.07 at 11:03 AM [permalink]
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