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5-minute Lowy Lunch: Melting wings

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27 August 2010 08:35

Wednesday Lowy Lunch Club members were this week joined by American foreign policy commentator Peter Beinart, a regular columnist for The Daily Beast and author of The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris.

Peter is in Australia for the Melbourne Writer's Festival and came by the Lowy Institute to talk about his new book, which argues that American foreign policy is marked by periods of extreme over-confidence, the last one ending with President George W Bush. Listen to Peter's talk here, or below, listen to a short interview in which Peter explains why Barack Obama is America's real estate agent.

Photo by Flickr user jadam, used under a Creative Commons license.

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