Scott Horton Interviews David Bromwich

Scott Horton, May 24, 2011

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David Bromwich, Sterling Professor of English at Yale University, discusses his article “Obama’s Middle East: Rhetoric and Reality;” the degenerating US Middle East policy from Obama’s Cairo speech to George Mitchell’s resignation and the end of the “peace process;” and how Obama’s too-clever-by-half speechmaking takes the place of authoritative policy declarations – based on his belief that words can be substituted for actions.

MP3 here. (20:09)

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale University. He has written on politics and culture for Huffington Post, The New Republic, The Nation, The New York Review of Books, and other magazines. He is editor of Edmund Burke’s selected writings On Empire, Liberty, and Reform and co-editor of the Yale University Press edition of On Liberty.

2 Responses to “David Bromwich”

  1. Obama lives in a world of make-believe- the world of the 'Nobel Peace Prize' where lofty rhetoric has replaced opposition to war, the eternal world of 'ideals', legends, and daydreams of the eloquent and voluble, like Harry Potter and his 'magic spells' and incantations. This is where young people spend most of their time too daydreaming about great things to come but never actually implementing any of them , avoiding taking the steps necessary to make them real because that would involve real risks and real work. He's basically a lazy teenager who brags a lot.

  2. Barack Hussein Obama is a proficient LIAR – he does not have a clue to anything – he is merely a puppet to the very evil George Soros.
    The ONLY 'peace' that Israel wants is to murder all of the Palestinians and to steal all of their lands – and it will be done with the TRAITORS in the US Congress whose first loyalty is to Israel.

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