July 13th, 2011
08:30 AM ET

Fareed Zakaria answers your questions

Thousands of you tuned in to watch Fareed Zakaria field your questions live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FareedZakaria. In case you missed it, you can watch the exchange here.

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  1. Peggy Ivie

    I looked forward to watching you on Facebook and the interaction that would take place. No where did it tell me that politicians would be on this show and that it would become a platform for the Democratic party. I am one of those independents they talk about and this should not have taken place. You have lost a Sunday viewer also. I really thought that your were objective. Guess not.

    July 12, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
    • james2

      Peggy, you should read this column to get an idea of just how clueless and phony independent voters are. (http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/12/psychodrama-queens/). It should be long past time we put this myth of the "savvy, responsible independent" voter in the dustbin of history where it belongs.

      July 12, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
  2. amarcnn

    Peggy, Not sure what you were watching. It was just Fareed answering reader questions directly. You can see it here: http://www.facebook.com/FareedZakaria

    July 12, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
    • james2

      Is it possible to view the session in a downloadable file? Unfortunately, I missed Fareed and all I get when I click on the link above is President Obama holding some press conference.

      July 12, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
      • Rosemary Smith

        Not surprised...cause Fareed carries Obama's water

        June 17, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  3. amarcnn

    Hi James2, Yes, the video will be posted online shortly.

    July 12, 2011 at 6:09 pm |
  4. Rose Mary Byrne

    The Debt Ceiling Debate- Republicans leaders have been reported as saying their stratregy is to prevent Obama winning reelection. The Republicans seem to be trying to make Obama look ineffectual in this debate by refusing everything he propses. Is this part of their strategy?

    July 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
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    July 17, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  6. akmuller

    Salve o Corinthians,
    Save the Corinthians,
    O campeão dos campeões,
    The champion of champions,
    Dentro dos nossos corações.
    Within our hearts.

    Salve o Corinthians
    Save the Corinthians,
    De tradição e glórias mil;
    Tradition and glory thousand;
    Tu és o orgulho
    You are the pride
    Dos esportistas do Brasil.
    Sportsmen Brazil.

    Teu passado é uma bandeira,
    Your past is a flag,
    Teu presente, uma lição
    Your gift, a lesson
    Figuras entre os primeiros
    Figures from the first
    Do nosso esporte bretão.
    Our sport Breton.

    Corinthians grande,
    Corinthians large
    Sempre Altaneiro
    Towering Forever
    És do Brasil
    Are you from Brazil
    O clube mais brasileiro.
    The club more Brazilian.

    July 18, 2011 at 11:51 pm |
  7. Aislan Matheus de Oliveira Domingues

    Bom dia, meu nome é Aislan sou brasileiro e inconformado com sua noticia, como uma pessoa consegue postar em sua coluna que o TODO PODEROSO S.C . CORINTHIANS PAULISTA, o maior time do Brasil , o time do POVO BRASILEIRO, com cerca de 40 milhoes de torcedores,ser comparado com um time pequeno. Para escrever alguma coisa, vc deve estar preparado e fundamentado com fatos, e outra coisa, vc não deve entender nada de futebol. Venha morar no Brasil primeiro para poder falar de alguma coisa sobre o Corinthians.
    Obrigado, sem mais

    July 19, 2011 at 7:34 am |
  8. Mary Kallmeyer

    Hello, Mr. Zakaria. I saw a small part of you spot on CNN in the Arena, today, Thursday, and I'd like to ask question. In regard to investing in the infrastructure of our country, I'd like to know what kind of businesses would be built? What kind of jobs would be created? And who would want to hire Americans to do any job within their company when they require so much more money for wages than people overseas? What jobs could be created here that would actually make a difference? We would need many new, very large companies, to hire many people to make a difference. And their wages and benefits would have to be substantially more than minimum wage. The only businesses like that that I can imagine are the manufacturing jobs that have been sent overseas. The only answer I see is to strongly deter corporations to start production here in the US again, and deter consumers from buying the things produced overseas! Yes, items would cost much more than we are paying now, which is why a deterent is necessary. Our community, our parasitic environment is gone, and is what capitalism was all about–to benefit everyone in the surrounding community. "Capitalism" involving employees overseas is betraying the American people. We've been left high and dry, and we are still feeling the effects, the dominoes are still falling. Another restaurant, another retail store, would never be enough to bring our economy back to a healthy state. Please help me understand what you think would be the answer to our economic catastrophe here on our soil?

    July 21, 2011 at 8:33 pm |

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