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Podcast:Chris Preble on Nationalism, Threat Inflation, and China

Never forgetting that war is the health of the state. Plus, we talk about Kamala's foreign policy chops, or lack of.

On this week’s episode of Empire Has No Clothes, my colleagues Daniel Larison, Matt Purple and I talk to Chris Preble, who left the Cato Institute in June to launch the New American Engagement Initiative at the Atlantic Institute. We talk to him about his own Libertarianism and foreign policy views—he talks a bit here about the American Founders, Hayek and war being the health of the state—nationalism and the growing hawkish response to China, and what a Biden foreign policy might look like if he wins in November.

In the first segment we take a hard look at Kamala Harris’ foreign policy background, and discuss whether her votes in the Senate actually reflect any core principles regarding war and reform. Give us a listen!

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Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, executive editor, has been writing for TAC since 2007, focusing on national security, foreign policy, civil liberties and domestic politics. She served for 15 years as a Washington bureau reporter for FoxNews.com, and at WTOP News in Washington from 2013-2017 as a writer, digital editor and social media strategist. She has also worked as a beat reporter at Bridge News financial wire (now part of Reuters) and Homeland Security Today, and as a regular contributor at Antiwar.com. A native Nutmegger, she got her start in Connecticut newspapers, but now resides with her family in Arlington, Va.

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