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There is a disturbing trend within certain Jewish journalistic circles to conform to the extreme, progressive zeitgeist in which religious values, Jewish leaders and most of all, the Jewish state and its supporters are consistently condemned. And nowhere is this trend as pronounced as at The Forward under the helm of editorinchief Jane Eisner.

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FridayOctober 19, 20183:00 PM

Harvard Book Store1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed author STEPHEN M. WALTthe Robert and Rene Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard Universityfor a discussion of his latest book,The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy.

In 1992, the United States stood at the pinnacle of world power and Americans were confident that a new era of peace and prosperity was at hand. Twenty-five years later, those hopes have been dashed. Relations with Russia and China have soured, the European Union is wobbling, nationalism and populism are on the rise, and the United States is stuck in costly and pointless wars that have squandered trillions of dollars and undermined its influence around the world.

The root of this dismal record, Walt argues, is the American foreign policy establishments stubborn commitment to a strategy of liberal hegemony. Since the end of the Cold War, Republicans and Democrats alike have tried to use U.S. power to spread democracy, open markets, and other liberal values into every nook and cranny of the planet. This strategy was doomed to fail, but its proponents in the foreign policy elite were never held accountable and kept repeating the same mistakes.

Donald Trump won the presidency promising to end the misguided policies of the foreign policy Blob and to pursue a wiser approach. But his erratic and impulsive style of governing, combined with a deeply flawed understanding of world politics, are making a bad situation worse. The best alternative, Walt argues, is a return to the realist strategy of offshore balancing, which eschews regime change, nation-building, and other forms of global social engineering. The American people would surely welcome a more restrained foreign policy, one that allowed greater attention to problems here at home. This long-overdue shift will require abandoning the futile quest for liberal hegemony and building a foreign policy establishment with a more realistic view of American power.

Clear-eyed, candid, and elegantly written, Stephen M. WaltsThe Hell of Good Intentionsoffers both a compelling diagnosis of Americas recent foreign policy follies and a proven formula for renewed success.

“Between a president bent on ripping up the international liberal order and a foreign policy establishment determined to reestablish liberal hegemony,’ Stephen Walt has laid out a real alternative, a foreign policy that rebuilds America at home and promotes peace through restraint and alliance building abroad. Its a brilliant analysis that will define debate for years to come. Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector, Central European University

If we are to have a healthy and honest debate about the future of U.S. foreign policyas increasingly we mustwe need more books likeThe Hell of Good Intentions. Steve Walt has written an engaging and long overdue critique of the widely accepted canon. Regardless of whether you agree with his prescription, this is essential reading for those who care about our role in the world. Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

“This book will wake you up, shake you up, and leave you smarter. Walt takes aim at the bipartisan verities of Washingtons foreign policy establishment, skewering its conformity, self-righteousness, and shared illusionsand offers his own thoughtful prescription for a humbler, wiser and more effective US foreign policy. Members of the US foreign policy establishment wont like this book. They should read it anyway. The fate of the nation may depend on it.” Rosa Brooks, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Georgetown University Law Center

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Report: DeSantis to ‘Immediately’ Resign from Congress to Focus on FL Gubernatorial Campaign

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) will reportedly resign from his post as the representative for Florida’s 6th congressional district to focus on his gubernatorial campaign. According to the Associated Press’ Gary Fineout, DeSantis made House Speaker Paul Ryan aware of his intentions to resign this morning. .@RonDeSantisFL is resigning from Congress immediately to focus on his campaign for Florida governor. He told Speaker Paul Ryan this morning. DeSantis is locked in tight battle with @AndrewGillum — Gary Fineout (@fineout) September 10, 2018 Fineout also reported DeSantis told Ryan letter that it would be “inappropriate” to receive a salary given he would “likely miss the vast majority of our remaining session days.” In his letter to Speaker Ryan, @RonDeSantisFL said it would be “inappropriate” to receive a salary since he will “likely miss the vast majority of our remaining session days.” — Gary Fineout (@fineout) September 10, 2018 DeSantis faces Tallahassee, FL Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Sunshine State’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee, in the November 6 election for Florida governor. Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor

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Delingpole: BBC Bans Climate ‘Deniers’ from Airwaves

The BBC has formally banned climate ‘deniers’ from the airwaves. Not that anyone is going to notice – it has been this way for years.

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Twitter Suspends Benghazi Hero Kris Paronto for Pointing Out Obama Did Not Actually Kill Bin Laden

Twitter suspended the account of Kris “Tanto” Paronto over the weekend after the Benghazi hero pointed out the fact that former President Obama did not actually kill Osama bin Laden.

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Pew: Americans Are Changing How They Use Facebook

According to a report from the Pew Research Center, many Americans are changing how they interact with Facebook, with 44 percent of users aged 18 to 29 claiming to have deleted the Facebook app from their phone.

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Report: 90 Percent of Political Donations from Google Go to Democrats

90 percent of political donations from Google, YouTube, and parent company Alphabet go to Democrats, according to a report.

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Wealth Management Firm: Tesla Is the ‘Absolute Epitome of Instability’

The President and CEO of wealth management firm Strategic Wealth Partners warned in a recent interview that Tesla stock was the “absolute epitome of instability.”

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Omarosa Releases Tape of Trump Discussing Hillary and Russia

Monday on ABC’s “The View,” former Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman played a newly released tape she said was from a White House meeting last October. Trump was referring to reports about the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee using a law firm to retain Fusion GPS to do research about potential connections between candidate Donald Trump and Russia. Fusion GPS hired former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele who authored the controversial dossier. Partial transcript as follows:  DONALD TRUMP: I think Hillary is getting killed now with Russia. The real Russia story is Hillary and collusion. Somebody told me, Hope you told me it was $9 million they spent on the phony report. SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS: Closer to six. HOPE HICKS: Yeah, someone just said, ‘She’s far worse for the country than we thought, she didn’t know her own campaign was spending $9 million dollars.’ DONALD TRUMP: Did you see? Nobody knows who spent. No I heard it was nine. I heard it was 5.7  but now they say it was nine. It was spent through a law firm so that way they can’t trace it. But they trace it, one thing in this business they trace it. And yeah, close

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There is a disturbing trend within certain Jewish journalistic circles to conform to the extreme, progressive zeitgeist in which religious values, Jewish leaders and most of all, the Jewish state and its supporters are consistently condemned. And nowhere is this trend as pronounced as at The Forward under the helm of editorinchief Jane Eisner.

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Stephen M. Walt – Events – Harvard Book Store

Date FridayOctober 19, 20183:00 PM Harvard Book Store1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138 This event is free; no tickets are required. Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed author STEPHEN M. WALTthe Robert and Rene Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard Universityfor a discussion of his latest book,The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy. In 1992, the United States stood at the pinnacle of world power and Americans were confident that a new era of peace and prosperity was at hand. Twenty-five years later, those hopes have been dashed. Relations with Russia and China have soured, the European Union is wobbling, nationalism and populism are on the rise, and the United States is stuck in costly and pointless wars that have squandered trillions of dollars and undermined its influence around the world. The root of this dismal record, Walt argues, is the American foreign policy establishments stubborn commitment to a strategy of liberal hegemony. Since the end of the Cold War, Republicans and Democrats alike have tried to use U.S. power to spread democracy, open markets, and other liberal values into every nook and cranny of the planet. This strategy was doomed to fail, but its proponents in the foreign policy elite were never held accountable and kept repeating the same mistakes. Donald Trump won the presidency promising to end the misguided policies of the foreign policy Blob and to pursue a wiser approach. But his erratic and impulsive style of governing, combined with a deeply flawed understanding of world politics, are making a bad situation worse. The best alternative, Walt argues, is a return to the realist strategy of offshore balancing, which eschews regime change, nation-building, and other forms of global social engineering. The American people would surely welcome a more restrained foreign policy, one that allowed greater attention to problems here at home. This long-overdue shift will require abandoning the futile quest for liberal hegemony and building a foreign policy establishment with a more realistic view of American power. Clear-eyed, candid, and elegantly written, Stephen M. WaltsThe Hell of Good Intentionsoffers both a compelling diagnosis of Americas recent foreign policy follies and a proven formula for renewed success. “Between a president bent on ripping up the international liberal order and a foreign policy establishment determined to reestablish liberal hegemony,’ Stephen Walt has laid out a real alternative, a foreign policy that rebuilds America at home and promotes peace through restraint and alliance building abroad. Its a brilliant analysis that will define debate for years to come. Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector, Central European University If we are to have a healthy and honest debate about the future of U.S. foreign policyas increasingly we mustwe need more books likeThe Hell of Good Intentions. Steve Walt has written an engaging and long overdue critique of the widely accepted canon. Regardless of whether you agree with his prescription, this is essential reading for those who care about our role in the world. Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations “This book will wake you up, shake you up, and leave you smarter. Walt takes aim at the bipartisan verities of Washingtons foreign policy establishment, skewering its conformity, self-righteousness, and shared illusionsand offers his own thoughtful prescription for a humbler, wiser and more effective US foreign policy. Members of the US foreign policy establishment wont like this book. They should read it anyway. The fate of the nation may depend on it.” Rosa Brooks, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Georgetown University Law Center

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Report: DeSantis to ‘Immediately’ Resign from Congress to Focus on FL Gubernatorial Campaign

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) will reportedly resign from his post as the representative for Florida’s 6th congressional district to focus on his gubernatorial campaign. According to the Associated Press’ Gary Fineout, DeSantis made House Speaker Paul Ryan aware of his intentions to resign this morning. .@RonDeSantisFL is resigning from Congress immediately to focus on his campaign for Florida governor. He told Speaker Paul Ryan this morning. DeSantis is locked in tight battle with @AndrewGillum — Gary Fineout (@fineout) September 10, 2018 Fineout also reported DeSantis told Ryan letter that it would be “inappropriate” to receive a salary given he would “likely miss the vast majority of our remaining session days.” In his letter to Speaker Ryan, @RonDeSantisFL said it would be “inappropriate” to receive a salary since he will “likely miss the vast majority of our remaining session days.” — Gary Fineout (@fineout) September 10, 2018 DeSantis faces Tallahassee, FL Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Sunshine State’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee, in the November 6 election for Florida governor. Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor

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Delingpole: BBC Bans Climate ‘Deniers’ from Airwaves

The BBC has formally banned climate ‘deniers’ from the airwaves. Not that anyone is going to notice – it has been this way for years.

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Twitter Suspends Benghazi Hero Kris Paronto for Pointing Out Obama Did Not Actually Kill Bin Laden

Twitter suspended the account of Kris “Tanto” Paronto over the weekend after the Benghazi hero pointed out the fact that former President Obama did not actually kill Osama bin Laden.

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Pew: Americans Are Changing How They Use Facebook

According to a report from the Pew Research Center, many Americans are changing how they interact with Facebook, with 44 percent of users aged 18 to 29 claiming to have deleted the Facebook app from their phone.

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Report: 90 Percent of Political Donations from Google Go to Democrats

90 percent of political donations from Google, YouTube, and parent company Alphabet go to Democrats, according to a report.

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Wealth Management Firm: Tesla Is the ‘Absolute Epitome of Instability’

The President and CEO of wealth management firm Strategic Wealth Partners warned in a recent interview that Tesla stock was the “absolute epitome of instability.”

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Omarosa Releases Tape of Trump Discussing Hillary and Russia

Monday on ABC’s “The View,” former Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman played a newly released tape she said was from a White House meeting last October. Trump was referring to reports about the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee using a law firm to retain Fusion GPS to do research about potential connections between candidate Donald Trump and Russia. Fusion GPS hired former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele who authored the controversial dossier. Partial transcript as follows:  DONALD TRUMP: I think Hillary is getting killed now with Russia. The real Russia story is Hillary and collusion. Somebody told me, Hope you told me it was $9 million they spent on the phony report. SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS: Closer to six. HOPE HICKS: Yeah, someone just said, ‘She’s far worse for the country than we thought, she didn’t know her own campaign was spending $9 million dollars.’ DONALD TRUMP: Did you see? Nobody knows who spent. No I heard it was nine. I heard it was 5.7  but now they say it was nine. It was spent through a law firm so that way they can’t trace it. But they trace it, one thing in this business they trace it. And yeah, close

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