In a May 2 piece about President Obama’s foreign policy, The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza cites Anne-Marie Slaughter’s review essay, “Podhoretz’s Complaint” [Issue #7, Winter 2008] in a discussion of influences on the President’s thinking. Lizza writes:
As Obama sorted through the arguments, other foreign-policy liberals were determined to prevent Iraq from besmirching the whole program of liberal internationalism. Humanitarian intervention—which Power helped advance, though she vigorously opposed the Iraq War—should not be abandoned because of the failures in Baghdad. Nor should American diplomacy turn away from emphasizing the virtues of bringing the world democracy. Anne-Marie Slaughter, a professor of international affairs at Princeton and a Democrat, wrote in the liberal journal Democracy that an overreaction to the Bush years might mean that “realists could again rule the day, embracing order and stability over ideology and values.”
To read Lizza’s piece, click here.
To read Slaughter’s essay, click here.