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Has Robert Gates Become One of Us?

Is former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates becoming a non-interventionist? Has he taken the hard road to conversion that begins with all faith in US power projection and coercive influence and ends up with frenzied and joyous clicking through the pages of LRC and RPI?

That is probably being too optimistic -- though our doors are always open. Nevertheless there is much to fascinate in what we have seen from his new memoir -- and no, it's not the silly personality conflicts and "dissing" Obama with which the mainstream media is obsessed.
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Ron Paul and Stephen Kinzer: The History of Interventionism

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Today on the Ron Paul Channel, Dr. Paul interviews Stephen Kinzer, author of the fascinating new book on the Dulles brothers and their interventionist rampage through the 1950s.

As Kinzer tells Dr. Paul in the interview, the Dulles brothers -- John Foster as Secretary of State and Allen as CIA Director -- never paused for a moment to consider that the operations they were launching would have "huge terrible implications for American security, decades and even generations later."

From Iran to Iraq to Egypt to Syria to China to Africa to every hot spot we see in the news today, the Dulles brothers, with the blessing of President Eisenhower, inserted their covert and overt fingers. The brothers literally overflowed with their deep faith in American exceptionalism and the need to remake the world in their own image.
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Ambassador Michael Oren Worries About Growing US Non-Interventionism

The outgoing Israeli Ambassador to the US is worried about what we are doing here at RPI.

Ambassador Michael Oren, who was born in New Jersey, has top academic credentials, plenty of foreign policy experience, and really gets around. He grew up in the US and while an American he served in the Israeli Army; fought in the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982; served as Israeli liaison to the US Sixth Fleet; was President George W. Bush's special American envoy to Israel's 60th birthday celebration; taught at Harvard, Yale, Georgetown, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Tel Aviv.
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