Peter Beinart in Sydney

Saw Peter Beinart tonight in Sydney. Talking about US power, or lack thereof. He’s articulate, bright and knows his subject. And yet Beinart seems oddly detached from the human beings affected by US foreign policy. Victims of Washington are absent in his analysis. And Beinart didn’t mention Israel. I couldn’t ask my question about his recent essay but told him personally before that t’was important coming from a Jew at the centre of the Zionist establishment.

UPDATE: Just remembered another interesting comment by Beinart. When asked about the Obama administration’s foreign policy legacy, he talked about the expansion of the drone assassination program. It may be “illegal”, he said and immoral and counter-productive.

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