Peter Beinart : The Icarus Syndrome
Senior Political Writer, The Daily Beast; Senior Fellow, New America Foundation; Author, The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris
Beinart analyzes a century of American foreign policy, highlighting some of the ideological mistakes he believes have been made along the way: From Woodrow Wilson’s hubris that the belief of reason, not force, could govern the world, to President Bush’s use of force in Iraq and Afghanistan, Beinart offers his thoughts on what he sees as opportunities for change.
Location: Unitarian Church, 505 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto
Time: 7 p.m. check-in, 7:30 p.m. program, 8:30 p.m. book signing
Cost: $5 members, $15 non-members
Also know: In association with Peninsula Peace and Justice Center