Tuesday, August 21, 2007
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"Political scientists are anti-dowdy"
That's just one of the many brilliant insights I come up with in my latest bloggingheads diavlog with Megan McArdle -- who is "the world's tallest female econoblogger" according to her new Atlantic site.
Among the topics discussed -- the foreign policy community, the netroots, imperialism, New York under Giuliani, Wall Street jitters, and why everyone hates Megan (something to do with white jeans).
Go check it out!
UPDATE: Laura McKenna weighs in on several topics covered in the diavlog. "Pointy sling backs" are involved.posted by Dan on 08.21.07 at 11:48 PM
Why are you the only folks in denial of empire? Does the thought of being a cheerleader for imperialism sound, un-democratic? “No need to run away from the label,” argues Max Boot, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York: “America's destiny is to police the world.”posted by: somedude on 08.21.07 at 11:48 PM [permalink]
Illusions of Empire: Defining the New American Order (Foriegn Affairs)
Manifest Destiny Warmed Up? (The Economist)
For several years, after all, commentators have been announcing the discovery of an American empire. Books and articles have poured forth, professors and pundits have pondered the implications— and a surprising number have welcomed the new role. “No need to run away from the label,” argues Max Boot, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York: “America's destiny is to police the world.”
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