On Fareed Zakaria GPS on Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET: Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, and of course, the U.S. economy and elections.
First, Fareed looks at why the optimistic Republican Party of Ronald Reagan seems to have swapped places with the glum Democratic Party of the 1970s and 1980s.
“Today it is the Republican Party that often seems angry with America,” Fareed says. “Read the best-selling books by conservatives these days, watch Fox News or attend a Tea Party rally. They are filled with rage, often combined with a powerful nostalgia for an America that has gone away.”
Also on the show, a foreign affairs panel that includes Anne-Marie Slaughter, Richard Haass, and Martin Indyk; investor Roger Altman and historian Niall Ferguson debate whether we will be better off in four years; and in What in the World, Fareed takes a look at a looming crisis no one is talking about: the global food crunch.
Finally, the U.S. elections by the numbers, including a 1-on-1 with statistician Nate Silver.