Foreign Policy Realists and Idealists

Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, who recently served as co-chair of the Iraq Study Group, delivered the fifth Kissinger Lecture… read more

Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, who recently served as co-chair of the Iraq Study Group, delivered the fifth Kissinger Lecture on Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress. He talked about the conflict between idealists and realists in foreign policy. He praised former Secretary Henry Kissinger who was in the audience, saying they both served in the Gerald Ford presidency. Topics included U.S. military power, U.S. economic power, U.S. ideology as a free market democracy, President Reagan as a pragmatist, and the need to avoid cynicism. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions. close

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Foreign Policy Realists and Idealists

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 17, 2007
Last Aired:
Apr 24, 2007

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  • Mar 17, 2007 | 10:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 18, 2007 | 12:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 24, 2007 | 7:34am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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