Prof. Marek Chodakiewicz, the holder of IWP’s Kościuszko Chair of Polish Studies, has been interviewed by host Ken McClenton on the “Exceptional Conservative” radio show, along with Cato Institute’s Patrick Basham, on 21 October, i.e. the evening of the last presidential debate. The show is beamed worldwide, including to our servicemen and women on all fronts.
The discussion focused on US foreign policy towards the greater Middle East, ranging from Benghazi Gate and the Obama administration’s failure to protect American lives; through the endless negotiation process with the Islamic Republic of Iran and the illusive so-called “October surprise;” to joint Sino-Russo-Irano-Syrian ALS (combined air, land, and sea) military exercises along Syria’s Mediterranean coast. Dr. Chodakiewicz pointed out that the foreign policy fiascos of the Obama administration are, at least partly, philosophical. The liberal left, he argued, is ahistorical. Its rejection of tradition and a posteriori learning helps account for why liberal administrations are so often unwilling and unable to learn from history, thereby allowing it to repeat itself.
Prof. Chodakiewicz joins the conservation at the 21:00-minute point.