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Podcast: Nostalgia for the ‘Liberal Order’ Myth with Patrick Porter

In this week’s episode, Kelley, Matt, and I talk with Patrick Porter of the University of Birmingham. Porter is the author of The False Promise of Liberal Order: Nostalgia, Delusion, and the Rise of Trump. We discuss why the liberal order has never really existed, and why it is a mistake to rely on nostalgia for it to guide our foreign policy. We also discuss the U.S. military’s involvement in Syria and the aimless mission there that never ends.

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about the author

Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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