After Words with Peter Beinart

In The Icarus Syndrome, Peter Beinart discussed how each American generation’s perception of war is shaped by the times in which they… read more

In The Icarus Syndrome, Peter Beinart discussed how each American generation’s perception of war is shaped by the times in which they came of age. Americans who grew up in prosperous peaceful times are more inclined to think of U.S. military success as a foregone conclusion, while those who lived through tumultuous times are less likely to favor U.S. military action. Mr. Beinart tests his theory by examining the World War I era, the Vietnam era and the present wars on Iraq and Afghanistan. He was interviewed by Mike Allen of The Politico. close

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After Words with Peter Beinart

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Interview
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Interview
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 14, 2010
Last Aired:
Aug 22, 2010

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  • Aug 14, 2010 | 9:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 15, 2010 | 9:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 16, 2010 | 12:04am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 16, 2010 | 3:04am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 22, 2010 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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