Book Discussion on Ark of the Liberties: America and the World

Ted Widmer talked about Ark of the Liberties: America and the World (Hill and Wang; June 24, 2008). The book recounts a history of American… read more

Ted Widmer talked about Ark of the Liberties: America and the World (Hill and Wang; June 24, 2008). The book recounts a history of American foreign policy. Mr. Widmer contends that America has been the greatest advocate of freedom and recounts the countries foreign policy relations and what he argues has been a setback due to the recent war in Iraq. Mr. Widmer responded to questions from the audience following his remarks.

Ted Widmer was a speechwriter and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton. He is currently director of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University and a Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation. Mr. Widmer is the author of several books, including Martin Van Buren a biography for The American Presidents series. close

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Book Discussion on Ark of the Liberties: America and the World

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Feb 21, 2009
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Feb 22, 2009

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  • Feb 21, 2009 | 10:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 22, 2009 | 1:55am EST | C-SPAN 2
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