Afghanistan and Beyond: America's Path to Permanent War
Speaker: Andrew Bacevich, author of the critically acclaimed new book Washington Rules: America's Path To Permanent War.
Moderator: Jerome McDonnell, Host of WBEZ's Worldview
Bacevich argues that though our politicians deny it, American global might is faltering. This is the moment to reconsider the principles which shape American policy in the world - to acknowledge that fixing Afghanistan should not take precedence over fixing Detroit. Replacing this Washington consensus is crucial to America's future, and may offer the key to the country's salvation.
Recorded Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Chicago Temple.