America Should be the World's Policeman

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America as world police

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

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  • Max Boot

    For

    Max Boot

    Contributing Editor, Weekly Standard and the Los Angeles Times

  • Michael Mandelbaum

    For

    Michael Mandelbaum

    Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

  • Douglas Murray

    For

    Douglas Murray

    Founder & Director, The Centre for Social Cohesion (CSC)

  • Ian Bremmer

    Against

    Ian Bremmer

    Founder/President, Eurasia Group & Author, The J Curve and The Fat Tail

  • Ellen Laipson

    Against

    Ellen Laipson

    President and CEO of the Henry L. Stimson Center

  • Matthew Parris

    Against

    Matthew Parris

    Former British MP, Writer for writes for the Times of London and the Spectator

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Max Boot

For The Motion

Max Boot

Contributing Editor, Weekly Standard and the Los Angeles Times

Is one of America’s leading military historians and foreign-policy analysts. The Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, he is also a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard and the Los Angeles Times, and a regular contributor to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, and many other publications.

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Michael Mandelbaum

For The Motion

Michael Mandelbaum

Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

Michael is the author of The Ideas That Conquered the World: Peace, Democracy, and Free Markets in the Twenty-first Century (2002), The Case for Goliath: How America Acts as the World’s Government in the Twenty-first Century (2006), and Democracy’s Good Name: The Rise and Risks of the World’s Most Popular Form of Government (2007).

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Douglas Murray

For The Motion

Douglas Murray

Founder & Director, The Centre for Social Cohesion (CSC)

Murray is a bestselling author and award-winning journalist. He is also founder and director of the Centre for Social Cohesion (CSC), a non-partisan think-tank in Westminster, London, which focuses on radicalization and has published work on both Islamist and far-right extremism.

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Ian Bremmer

Against The Motion

Ian Bremmer

Founder/President, Eurasia Group & Author, The J Curve and The Fat Tail

Ian Bremmer is the founder and president of Eurasia Group, a leading global political risk research and consulting firm providing financial, corporate, and government clients with information and insight on how political developments move markets. Bremmer created Wall Street’s first global political risk index and has authored several books, including the national bestseller, The End of the Free Market, The J Curve and the upcoming, Every Nation for Itself. Bremmer is a contributor for the Financial Times A-List and Reuters.com, writes "The Call" blog on ForeignPolicy.com, and is a panelist for CNN International’s "Connect the World.” He has a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University, and presently teaches at Columbia University.

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Ellen Laipson

Against The Motion

Ellen Laipson

President and CEO of the Henry L. Stimson Center

Ellen joined the Henry L. Stimson Center in 2002 after nearly 25 years of government service. She served as vice chair of the National Intelligence Council, at the US Mission to the United Nations, and on the National Security Council staff.

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Matthew Parris

Against The Motion

Matthew Parris

Former British MP, Writer for writes for the Times of London and the Spectator

Parris was born in South Africa and educated at Cambridge and Yale. Parris was a British MP who worked for Margaret Thatcher in opposition and became a conservative politician. He now writes for the Times of London and the Spectator and is a broadcaster for the BBC.

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