After Words with Ralph Peters

Ralph Peters discussed his book New Glory: Expanding America’s Global Supremacy, published by Sentinel. A retired military… read more

Ralph Peters discussed his book New Glory: Expanding America’s Global Supremacy, published by Sentinel. A retired military officer, he argues for a realignment of U.S. engagements abroad and reforming its military and diplomatic corps in his critique of national strategy. The discussion emphasized the value of practical experience and travel abroad. He also discussed the value of learning from history, immigration and human rights. He was interviewed by Anatol Lieven, journalist and author of America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism.

Ralph Peters is a writer, strategist, and commentator. He is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who served in infantry and intelligence units before becoming a Foreign Area Officer and a global strategic scout for the Pentagon. He is the author of 20 books and several columns, articles and essays. Also a novelist, under his own name and as Owen Parry, Ralph Peters has written a number of bestsellers with international settings as well as prize-winning historical novels about the American Civil War.

Anatol Lieven is a Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation. He is a former senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Mr. Lieven previously covered Central Europe for The Financial Times; Pakistan, Afghanistan, the former Soviet Union and Russia for The Times (London); and India as a freelance journalist. He was also an editor at the International Institute for Strategic studies in London, where he worked for the Eastern Services of the BBC. Mr. Lieven is the author of numerous books on foreign policy, and his latest is titled America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Anatol Lieven Senior Research Fellow New America Foundation->American Strategy Program
  • Ralph Peters Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) U.S. Army

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Aug 21, 2005
Last Aired:
Aug 27, 2005

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  • Aug 21, 2005 | 5:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 21, 2005 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 27, 2005 | 11:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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