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Podcast: Empire Has No Clothes, Episode 9, Foreign Policy Dissent Is Patriotic

TAC talks with ex-foreign service officer Elizabeth Shakelford about our dysfunctional State Department.
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This week on Empire Has No Clothes, we spoke with Elizabeth Shackelford, a former Foreign Service Officer and author of The Dissent Channel: American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age. Kelley Vlahos, Matt Purple and I talked about demoralization in the department, the reasons for her resignation, U.S. policy in South Sudan and Africa, and the need for greater accountability in our foreign policy. We also covered John Bolton’s new book, his outdated foreign policy views, and whether anything he says can be trusted.

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