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On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, alumni of Tikvah’s advanced programs and friends of Mosaic came to an intimate discussion between the Israeli philosopher Yoram Hazony and the American author and historian Walter Russell Mead. The subject of their conversation was the same as the title of Yoram Hazony’s essay in Mosaic: “Nationalism and the Future of Western Freedom.” Hazony […]

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Realist foreign policy is premised on the idea that states always act in their own interest, as defined by the rational calculation of external threats from rival states. To scholars and practitioners of the realist school, America’s support for Israel is irrational, for in the support of the Jewish State realists see no benefit to […]

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Nine years ago, two professors from the realist school of international relations published The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, which argued that a small cadre of Washington influencers were responsible for America’s enduring support for Israel. In this essay, “The New Israel and the Old,” Walter Russell Mead offers a contrary view. America supports Israel because […]

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