Chaz Freeman interviewed

Chaz Freeman interviewed by Fareed Zakaria (who is hosting perhaps the best of the political shows currently running) courtesy of   Andrew Sullivan. Note that, as I’ve tried to argue here previously, Freeman holds that the term “Israel lobby” is an inaccurate generalization and that the term “Likud lobby” points more correctly to the folks and organizations in question.

Update: Re Fareed Zakaria, I just bumped into these comments by Steve Benen and Andrew Sullivan which I thought I ought to share as encouragement for people to tune in and watch Fareed’s show.  It is special.

17 Mar 2009 10:31 am

The Evolution Of Fareed

Steve Benen:

I remember a point, not too long ago, at which Zakaria was positioned as a leading, sensible, center-right observer on politics and foreign policy. He seems far more progressive now, not because Zakaria’s worldview has changed, but because so many of the voices that dominate the political discourse have gone off in a misguided direction.

Steve is right about Fareed’s worldview. We have known each other for two decades, both right-of-center immigrants, both children, in a way, of the conservative revolution we came of age in. Fareed’s scholarship in foreign affairs out-classes my own by a mile, which is why I’ve found his thoughtful evolution in response to changing global times reassuring.

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