Oct 16, 2020 • 1HR 6M

The Institutions Behind US Foreign Policy, with Daniel Bessner

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University of Washington professor, Quincy Institute fellow, and (above all) Foreign Exchanges columnist Daniel Bessner joins me for a chat about his first two FX pieces, the development of US foreign policy and the foreign policy establishment in DC, and some of the structural obstacles to overhauling that foreign policy for leftists.

There are lots of links for this one:

  • Daniel’s first two FX pieces are here and here

  • You can read his piece on the Military-Intellectual Complex at The New Republic

  • The Center for International Policy’s new study on the defense establishment’s funding of major think tanks is available here as a PDF

  • Finally, buy Daniel’s book! Or wait for the audiobook! Or buy both!