Dr. Barnett returns to lead off tonight’s program with the sixth in our series of conversations about his new book, Great Powers: America and the World after Bush. Tonight’s interview focuses on the rise and resiliency of the global liberal international trade order. We wrap up the series next week. The transcript of the interview will be posted here later, and the podcast here.
The Chicago Tribune story on the White House Chief of Staff’s pay as a board member at Freddie Mac led Mark Steyn to suggest on my show just now that the AIG 90% tax ought to be made retroactive for that small band of profiteers who guided Freddie and Fannie down the road to virtual bankruptcy.
Would Karl Rove have survived on the White House staff after such a story? Would any Republican?