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A Single Roll of the Dice

Yale Press Podcast Episode 28: Trita Parsi on Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran

When President Obama took office in 2009, one of his most notable proclamations was his commitment to a more open foreign policy. During the 2008 presidential debates, then-Senator Obama openly declared the importance that the United States “talk to the Syrians and the Iranians”, remarking that those who think otherwise “ignore our own history.” The […]

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Remedy and Reaction

Paul Starr on American Health Care Reform

Following his 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Social Transformation of American Medicine, Paul Starr has written a new in-depth account of the developing health care reforms since, with an insider’s perspective from his days as senior advisor to President Clinton on health care policy. The book, Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Health […]

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More from Michael Takiff: What Obama Can Learn from Clinton

Michael Takiff appeared last week on MSNBC’s Daily Rundown to talk more about his new presidential biography, A Complicated Man: The Life of Bill Clinton as Told by Those Who Know Him. He discusses the current political issues facing President Obama and makes a few astute comparisons to what President Clinton was handling after the 1994 […]

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