Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Ideas for a New American Century: Reviving the Middle Class
The Miller Center's American Forum launches a new periodic special series, examining new, practical, non-partisan ideas for bringing life back to the beleaguered American Middle Class. Each episode will feature nationally prominent figures from opposing ends of the political spectrum, discussing new findings and proposals. Guests: former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and former Indiana Gov. and U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Ambassador Ryan Crocker: Iran, the U.S. and the Middle East
RYAN C. CROCKER, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan and the preeminent U.S. diplomat to the Middle East, discussing new develops in Iran and Syria, and the current state of politics and conflicts in the wider Middle East. Crocker holds the diplomatic rank of career ambassador, the U.S. Foreign Service's highest rank, and previously served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The Greatest Generation? America's Uncertain Entry in WWII
LYNNE OLSON and RICHARD MOE discuss the years just before World War II, the rancorous internal squabbles that gripped the United States in the period leading up to Pearl Harbor, and FDR's fateful decision to seek a third term. Their books, Olson's Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941 and Moe's Roosevelt's Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War, remind us that the "greatest generation" was far more divided about WWII than popular mythology suggests-and offers lessons for American perspectives on foreign engagements today.