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A Debate about American Power
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A Debate about American Power

The socialist thinker Daniel Bessner debates Shadi Hamid on U.S. intervention in a post-Gaza world.
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This week’s episode is a special collaboration with The Disagreement, a new platform that aims to “celebrate and normalize healthy disagreement.” (Check them out!) Wisdom of Crowds is 100% behind that mission statement, and so it was natural for us to agree to record an episode together.

Fans of Wisdom of Crowds will know that Shadi has recently completed a book about American power, tentatively titled, “On Power.” Fans will also know that he debated the socialist writer Dan Bessner of the

podcast last summer, in our episode titled “Is a Better World Possible Without American Power?” A lot has happened since that episode air, especially in the Middle East. So it’s a good time for Shadi and Dan to consider that question again. Enjoy Hamid v. Bessner, Round 2.

Required Reading and Listening:

Hamid v. Bessner, Round 1: “Is a Better World Possible without American Power?” (Wisdom of Crowds)

Shadi’s recent post about completing his manuscript: “The Art of Losing Well” (Wisdom of Crowds).

The Disagreement homepage.


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Agreement is nice. Disagreement is better.