Book Discussion on Dangerous Nation

Robert Kagan talked about his book Dangerous Nation: America’s Place in the World from Its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the 20th… read more

Robert Kagan talked about his book Dangerous Nation: America’s Place in the World from Its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the 20th Century, published by Knopf. He described U.S. global power and influence going back to the days of the Puritans. He argued that the U.S. has been increasing its global power steadily for centuries and says that the idea that the U.S. was once an isolationist power is a myth. Following Mr. Kagan’s remarks, Thomas Friedman commented on the book and engaged in a debate with Mr. Kagan about some of the claims he makes about the history of U.S. foreign policy. The participants responded to audience members' questions. close

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Book Discussion on Dangerous Nation

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 29, 2006
Last Aired:
Nov 18, 2006

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  • Oct 29, 2006 | 9:58am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 29, 2006 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 18, 2006 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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