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Just after President Dwight D. Eisenhower assumed office on January 20, 1953, deep in the middle of the Cold War, his greatest adversary died. The speech that followed is considered one of his best, though not his most well known.
Today, the US is sitting on the precipice of another great moment of potential change. One in which it’s not hard to imagine Eisenhower standing up before us and making the same case he did almost 70 years ago.
So on today’s episode, we sit down with someone in a position to help us realize the perhaps forgotten potential of Eisenhower’s “Chance for Peace.” Someone who’s given a lot of thought to the cost of violence, both at home and abroad. Senator Chris Murphy.
GUESTS: Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)
Principles for a Progressive Foreign Policy; Chris Murphy, Brian Schatz, and Martin Heinrich.
Rethinking the Battlefield; Chris Murphy.
How to Make a Progressive Foreign Policy Actually Work; Chris Murphy.