January 4, 2008
Speaking Truth To Power
The Israel Lobby inflicts such significant damage to U.S. national security interests that one book could not possibly be enough for a detailed discussion. Hopefully, others will follow the courageous example set by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, bringing new ideas about how to measure the Lobby's influence, how to ask the right questions about what should be done to protect the integrity of the U.S. foreign policy process, and why thinking about the problem in moral terms suggests some answers. By no means an easy task. It was a real pleasure and privilege to talk with John, who (even where I may have different views on particular points) is one of the smartest, most principled people I know. Total runtime an hour and thirty two minutes. Listen carefully, think, and redistribute widely.