June 1, 2006

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We talked with Peter Beinart, New Republic editor and author of The Good Fight : Why Liberals—and Only Liberals—Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again. Beinart talks about Cold War liberalism, how the left abandoned anti-communism and anti-totalitarianism in the 1960s, and what people on the Left need to do now to deal with the threat of Islamic Jihadism. We also talked about Iran, Democratic opposition to Hillary Clinton, Al Gore’s prospects, and the likelihood of a third party challenge in 2008.

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Music is by Mobius Dick. And, as always, my lovely and talented cohost is taking comments and suggestions.