Scott is joined by Peter Van Buren to discuss some recent articles he wrote for The American Conservative. Van Buren used the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to reflect on his experience on that day, as well as how the attacks fit into the larger story of America’s quest for global dominance. Scott and Van Buren also discuss the future of this quest. Finally, Van Buren shares a story of how a job he was tasked with forced him to confront the truth about America’s role in the world.
Discussed on the show:
- “It Looks Like We Forgot” (The American Conservative)
- The End of History and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama
- “9/11 was a test. The books of the last two decades show how America failed.” (Washington Post)
- American Raj Liberation Or Domination? by Eric Margolis
- “Peter Bergen is Mistaken About Bin Laden’s Strategy” (Antiwar.com)
- 24 – IMDb
- “The Widowed And The Fatherless” (The American Conservative)
Peter Van Buren worked for 24 years at the Department of State including a year in Iraq. He is the author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People and the novel Hooper’s War. He is now a contributing editor at The American Conservative magazine.
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