The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Stephen Walt (@stephenWalt), Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School and author of The Hell of Good Intentions: America's Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy, joins us.

On today's show: Sam celebrates the one-year anniversary of Mike Cernovich's failed attempt to take him down.

Stephen Walt, Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, joins us to discuss his new book, The Hell of Good Intentions: America's Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy. In 1992, the Cold War was over and many anticipated the United States would preside over a new era of peace and prosperity. But that has not happened; in fact, quite the opposite. This failure, Walt argues, has been due to overzealousness on the part of bipartisan foreign policy elites to spread liberal values throughout the world and an unwillingness to hold people like John Bolton accountable for their mistakes.

On the fun half: Geraldo Rivera slams Fox News over coverage of migrant caravan being tear-gassed. Fox host: Cindy Hyde-Smith's "public hanging" comments aren't racist because she didn't say "lynching." Brian Kilmeade shocked GOP tax cuts led to GM job losses. Fox's Charles Payne fears capitalism is in trouble because Americans will see companies post record earnings amid massive layoffs and elect "a straight-up socialist." Bernie Sanders says war in Yemen is unconstitutional, issues call to action on Senate floor. British school boys beat up Syrian refugee. Boris Johnson's embarrassing outtakes prove he knows nothing. Michigan college hands out hockey pucks for kids to stop mass shooters with. Joe Rogan explains why Gavin McInnes is leaving the Proud Boys, gets some things wrong.

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