Walter Russell Mead is a distinguished fellow at Hudson Institute, professor of foreign affairs and humanities at Bard College, and editor-at-large of the American Interest. His books include Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World (2004), God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World (2007), and The Arc of a Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People (forthcoming 2017).
The veteran columnist and scholar of foreign affairs joins our podcast to talk about how he sees the state of the world.
Two political alternatives, each susceptible of deformation.
How global competition can spur technological innovation and keep America (and Israel) dynamic.