NHIOP Hosts Peter Beinart of “The New Republic”

October 19, 2006

In this episode of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics Podcast, we feature an excerpt from a lecture delivered by Peter Beinart at the institute on October 17.

Peter Beinart is the editor-at-large of The New Republic and writes its weekly TRB column, which is syndicated in The New York Post and other newspapers. He is the author of the recently published book, The Good Fight: Why Liberals — and Only Liberals — Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again. Beinart has also appeared as a commentator on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, and PBS.

 
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2 Responses to “NHIOP Hosts Peter Beinart of “The New Republic””

  1. Al St. John on October 20th, 2006 12:08 pm

    Congratulations! made arare recently of the anselmian blog. Tuned in on Peter Beinart’s remarks. All is not lost., le vieux

  2. Mark Grasso on October 26th, 2006 2:37 am

    I attended Mr. Beinarts speech, and listened to it again on this Web site. I found it interesting, but couldn’t help but think his argument was fundamentally flawed. It is my personal opinion that this war is in no way like the Cold War, nor is the world we live in a similar world to the world during the cold war. Thus, following the exact lessons of Truman would end up hurting this country more than if we experimented with new ways to respond.

    We are constantly under the threat of Attack from Al Qaeda — people who are so brainwashed and crazy that whey would have no problem destroying America or her allies (Israel). This is a new type of threat, radical Islam. Granted the Soviets were not nice people, nor did they like America, what kept America safe during the cold war was the theory of mutually assured destruction. We do not have that convenience in this war.

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