Scott Horton Interviews Fred Kaplan
Fred Kaplan, columnist for Slate and author of Daydream Believers: How a Few Grand Ideas Wrecked American Power, discusses his recent article: “How Much Does John McCain Really Know About Foreign Policy? Not As Much As He’d Like You To Think” which lays out McCain’s many foreign policy misstatements and mistakes including wanting to kick Russia out of the G8 and start a “League of Democracies” to bypass the U.N., his wish to take policy back to the early years of the Bush administration and how the McCain/neocon view falsely assumes the U.S. can and should rule the world.
MP3 here. (20:00)
Fred Kaplan is a journalist and a contributor to Slate magazine. Prior to writing for Slate, Kaplan was a correspondent at the Boston Globe. He has also written for other publications, including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, and Scientific American. In 2008, Kaplan published the book, Daydream Believers.