Professor Andrew Bacevich And Former Congressman Barney Frank On Foreign Policy
Newton, Mass. - The Cambridge-based regional chapter of the national Peace Action organization, Mass. Peace Action held it's annual meeting on Saturday February 8th. The theme of this year's meeting was "Towards a Just and Cooperative Foreign Policy."
Giving the keynote speeches, former MA Congressman Barney Frank and Retired Colonel and current chair of the International Relations Department at Boston University answered the questions "Why is the U.S. the world's policeman and what is the alternative? And how can we move our nation towards a more peaceful foreign policy?“ The two men agreed on many points, however Bacevich was largely skeptical of the idea that nation-states can achieve lasting peace. Frank expressed views that were, on the whole, more optimistic on this score.
Andrew Bacevich (21:18)
Barney Frank (31:32)