August 3rd, 2012
05:31 PM ET

On GPS Sunday: The fallout from Romney’s Israel visit, Iran, China, and more

Coming up on Fareed Zakaria GPS on Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET: How important is Israel and the Jewish vote in the 2012 U.S. election? Peter Beinart has a lively debate with the Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens.

In What in the World, we look at a strange set of events in China. The people protested…and the government caved in.

Also on the show: Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt offers a fascinating explanation of how political partisanship is born, and how to ease polarization. And a former global warning skeptic, physicist Richard Miller, talks with Fareed Zakaria about why he made a u-turn.

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  1. 100% ETHIO

    U.S Politicians are the only one who are doing it. Advertising their positions and themselves, as usual. Let them go for it. They are making the difference. They are not looking elections in America only, but they are looking for supports around the World.
    Don't you like it? I like it.
    U.S. works for everyone, and let everyone work for U.S.

    August 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Reply
  2. Indra

    Stop supporting the aparteid rhetoric of Israel, please!

    These people are not deserving of your pity!

    August 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Reply
    • Ahmad Yaqiin

      (Barack Hussein Obama- Aipac in 2008)

      August 5, 2012 at 10:33 am | Reply
  3. Rhoda Kadalie

    Zakariah is unashamed about using GPS to promote Barack Obama, using Israel, Iran, and other foreign policy issues, and propagandists like Beinart to bash the Republican Party. How about fair, objective and impartial debate? But then, this is as foreign to Zakariah as honesty is to journalism!

    August 5, 2012 at 8:27 am | Reply
  4. RJ

    Interesting that Muller touts natural gas as the answer to global warming. He must be working for the Koch bros and T Boone Pickens both. Let's get the government to help pay for the switch to natural gas too. Sounds like Muller is in T.Boone pocket.

    August 5, 2012 at 9:09 am | Reply
  5. Marjan Nirou

    Excellent opening remarks in today's GPS. Those who do not read history are condemned to repeat it.

    August 5, 2012 at 10:15 am | Reply
  6. Tanya Tweeton

    Very interesting interview Fareed, but I do believe you missed an opportunity to question Muller further about the Koch brothers intentions to invest in Fracking when he mentioned it. No wonder they wanted his "unbiased" opinion" about global warming.They never do anything altrustically ,"forget about it" as the saying goes.They wanted confirmation that Fracking is a great idea and can make alot of money for them. They then can say they are doing it to help the USA get off the oil bandwagon.Never mind the pollution,and sickness it will leave behind.
    It may be true, Muller may not be involved in the Fracking venture,but without a doubt he confirmed with his studies what their intentions are and that is to invest heavliy in Fracking. Those of us who listen to you are quite capable of reading between the lines .

    August 5, 2012 at 10:22 am | Reply
    • Dennis

      Agreed! As usual a great show but Professor Mullers conclusions are old news. What is concerning is the Koch bros agenda. As a former Koch Industries employee I am convinced they see the money to be made by natural gas and continued degradation of the environment. Win-win!

      August 5, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Reply
  7. Ahmad Yaqiin


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    country comparison to the world: 73
    male: 31.54 deaths/1,000 live births

    female: 22.21 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
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    country comparison to the world: 135
    male: 69.07 years

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    Infant mortality rate:

    total: 16.55 deaths/1,000 live births
    country comparison to the world: 105
    male: 17.65 deaths/1,000 live births

    female: 15.38 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)

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    August 5, 2012 at 10:26 am | Reply
    • Nina

      Nothing a muslim says is to be trusted.
      Are those numbers accurate?

      August 5, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Reply
  8. Bob

    The discussion between Bret Stephens and Peter Beinart was excellent.
    This is why your show is the best.

    August 5, 2012 at 10:39 am | Reply
  9. carol carver

    Freedman this morning talked about danger of fracking and our loss of focus on alternative fuels, but he missed the facus on improvements on products that use energy. Why did you not ask about alternative fuels with your science guest? We love the info you give us. THANKS1

    August 5, 2012 at 11:30 am | Reply
  10. rg

    mullers got a new boss

    August 5, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Reply
  11. Bob

    Culture did change in China.....they embraced a new one called Capitalism, the same in Israel and other place. Cultures do change and those that have been successful have changed theirs.

    August 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Reply
  12. Payam

    Sitting around a round table and supporting the sanctions about Iran and it's effectiveness is something and not even once mentioning the pain and suffering iranians are going through because of the sanctions is another thing. Why is it that no politicians or even Fareed is talking about this? Isn't this a sign that America and other countries do not really care about suffering of Iranians and the only concern they have is the issue of nuclear threat? What about at least acknowledging this? Or thinking of other non military ways to address this? People are going hungry to bed in Iran and we are bragging about success of sanctions? Sanctions have been in place for 30 yrs. what good they did for US and it's allies?!

    August 5, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Reply
  13. Judith Keim

    Since the afternoon showing of GPS today was preempted by live coverage of the Sikh standoff, will the entire episode be available at no cost on line? Seems only fair, assuming that the earlier episode was run intact.

    August 5, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Reply
  14. Ed Lyell

    why did you cut off or not show today's gps show. I recorded and only got stuff on the wisconsin shooting. I am tired of the media over discussing and showing these shootings. Compared to long term big issues these are a waste of my time to pay attention to, but you folks just over do them. I think that your publicity creates some of them.

    August 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Reply
  15. georgex

    I enjoyed the first part of this interview that featured a discussion on Israel and referenced Friedman's article being critical of Mr. Romney playing up to the American Jewish voters, donors and some evangelical preachers using the Bible to justify Israeli control over the territories. Finally, after too long, are such discussions allowed onto the media. Israel has assumed that no matter whether they follow advice from U.S. presidents or not the U.S. will still be supportive. This encourages radical Israel agenda to remain in place.

    August 5, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Reply
  16. j. von hettlingen

    Peter Beinart convinced with his rhetoric. True, Romney doesn't seem to be as successful as he is in private business when it comes to cost/benefit analysis in politics.

    August 6, 2012 at 4:18 am | Reply
  17. American People

    The American People want to see Mitt's tax returns for the past 20 years. We also want to know how many jobs he off-shored. We also want to see how much of those profits are sitting in off-shore accounts evading taxes. Put up or STFU Mitt!!!!!!!

    August 6, 2012 at 9:44 am | Reply
  18. joe anon 1

    are the koch bros into natural gas?

    August 6, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Reply
  19. Joe Peschi

    Fareed Zakaria seems to be influenced by political inclination more than by facts on this one. His analysis should have included a look at how well culture and economic development correlate in the case of post-communist Eastern Europe. But that would have made his point much harder to make, so he ignored it

    August 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Reply
  20. flipps

    well I will no longer watch your channel you r no different then the murdoch scandal, along with pierce morgan!!!!

    Fareed Zakaria is a real reporter!!!

    August 13, 2012 at 12:18 am | Reply
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    August 18, 2012 at 9:03 am | Reply
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