Journalist Peter Beinart, Senior Political Writer at The Daily Beast, Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and author of The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris, visits Zocalo to explain why its so difficult and so crucial to acknowledge the limits of American power. <a href="http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/upcoming.php?event_id=408">RSVP via Zocalo </a>
A Zócalo/UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations Event, moderated by Benjamin Schwarz, literary and national editor, The Atlantic.
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Iraq isn’t the first war that began with an overestimation of American power. Woodrow Wilson and the pro-war progressives believed World War I would transform the world. Lyndon Johnson and the Camelot intellectuals thought America could stop any communist movement from taking power anywhere on earth. George W. Bush and the neoconservatives imagined they could usher in their very own 1989 in the Middle East. Why does success produce hubris, and can tragedy produce wisdom? Journalist Peter Beinart, author of The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris, visits Zócalo to explain why it’s so difficult — and so crucial — to acknowledge the limits of American power.