Jun 27 • 1HR 1M

The Origins of US Interventionism (Robert Wright & Sean Mirski)


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Robert Wright
Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
Episode details

0:00 Sean’s new book, We May Dominate the World: Ambition, Anxiety, and the Rise of the American Colossus
3:22 China’s and Russia’s behavior today compared to America’s a century ago
13:30 If geopolitical realities don’t change, are great powers doomed to blow up the world?
20:42 Why did the US decide to dominate the western hemisphere?
27:49 American interventions from the Civil War to World War I
35:27 Why forceful US interventions in Latin America have become less common
44:15 Were the fears motivating the annexation of Hawaii based in reality?
54:24 Did the Spanish-American War have broad public support?

Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Sean Mirski (Hoover Institution, We May Dominate the World). Recorded June 22, 2023.

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