"Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN
On GPS this Sunday: First, Fareed offers his take on the Obama administration’s Syria policy – and explains why it is full of contradictions.
Later, Fareed convenes a foreign policy panel made up of Anne-Marie Slaughter and Richard Haass, both former directors of policy planning at the State Department, and Bret Stephens, the foreign affairs columnist and deputy editor of the editorial page at The Wall Street Journal. There’s plenty to discuss, including President Obama’s speech in Germany, Iran’s recent presidential election and U.S. ties with China.
Also on the show: Fareed speaks with Neil Gershenfeld, director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, and Niall Ferguson, a professor at Harvard University and the Harvard Business School, talks about his new book The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die.
Anne Marie Slaughter makes a perfect mouthpiece for the M.I.C. in Washington. Now she's going to spew more right-wing bla-bla-bla as to why we need to jump into Syria's civil war and throw more money on the military! This just goes on and on!
Anne Marie Slaughter has been a proponent of "R2P", the doctrine of Responsibility To Protect, and supported Obama's "leading from behind" in the Libyan conflict. She also advocates for a stronger commitment in Syria. Now on this show she – sort of – rues that Obama pursues and defends American interests. Yes, America is reluctant to get involved in Syria. What does she want to do?
Fareed, you need to stop inviting Niall Ferguson on your show. As I'm sure you know Niall's recent work has raised numerous questions about intellectual honesty that go well beyond legitimate differences of opinion that people may have. I tune into your show for the high standard of intellectual content. Niall Ferguson does not belong on such a show.
Niall Ferguson had to apologise for the – he admitted "stupid" and "insensitive" – remarks he made at a conference in California last May, saying the economist John Maynard Keynes did not care about society's future because he was gay and had no children.
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Check out all of Fareed's Washington Post columns here:
Obama as a foreign policy president?
Why Snowden should stand trial in U.S.
Hillary Clinton's truly hard choice
China's trapped transition
Obama should rethink Syria strategy
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