Fox News political analyst William Kristol was intimately involved (along with Bush administration figures Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle) in pushing proposals to militarily attack Iraq and project American military power for a “New American Century.” Here, he and New Republic senior editor Lawrence F. Kaplan present the justification for that stance. Arguing that Saddam Hussein was the preeminent danger to world civilization, they criticize the policies of the Bush I and Clinton administrations for leading to a grave crisis. They make their case for a new American foreign policy for the twenty-first century, one which they helped formulate and which the current Bush administration has put to work in Iraq: a strategy of military preemption, regime change, and projecting American influence on behalf of American interests and human freedom.
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About the Authors
Lawrence F. Kaplan is editor of “Entanglements: Arguing America and the World,” a New Republic blog devoted to foreign policy. Kaplan was previously editor of World Affairs and executive editor of the National Interest, both international relations quarterlies. He is also Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U.S. Army War College. He was formerly a senior editor at the New Republic, where he wrote about US foreign policy and international affairs. He has also written about foreign policy for the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Slate, the New York Times, Washington Post, and numerous other publications. Kaplan is a graduate of Columbia University, Oxford, and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
William Kristol is the editor of the Weekly Standard. He is a regular commentator on the Fox News Channel and a former professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He lives in suburban Washington, DC.
About Simon Vance
Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.