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The role of the United States. Today on Uncommon Knowledge, Victor Hanson and Peter Berkowitz advise President Obama on Middle East policy.

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Uncommon Knowledge Interview with Hanson and Berkowitz (Part Five)

The role of the United States. Today on Uncommon Knowledge, Victor Hanson and Peter Berkowitz advise President Obama on Middle East policy.

Peter Berkowitz:  We do not know which is going to be the victor [Islamic rule or democracy], therefore, we should pursue things in the spirit of Truman, Reagan and Bush.  And what we should work on is not in the first place getting elections up and running, whose results can be not just uncertain but quite hostile to our interests….  What we should work on, is promoting but with care, with caution, with judiciousness the conditions under which freedom furnishes.

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