Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Peter Beinart On Zionism, China, Apartheid

By Andrew Sullivan

One of the most influential Jewish critics of Netanyahu’s Israel talks foreign policy with the Dish.

Peter is a long-time friend and fellow former editor of The New Republic. His latest book is The Crisis of Zionism, and he’s the editor-at-large for Jewish Currents and the creator of his own substack, The Beinart Notebook. In this episode we focus on foreign affairs — China, Israel, and South Africa — as well as our shared apostasy when it comes to Iraq and neoconservatism. In the last half-hour of the pod, we get into a heated debate over the merits of racial diversity and viewpoint diversity in magazines and op-ed pages.

You can listen to the episode right away in the audio player embedded above, or right below it you can click “Listen in podcast app” — which will connect you to the Dishcast feed. For three clips of my conversation with Peter — on how the U.S. should deal with China; on whether Zionism has failed; and how Peter has dealt with the Jewish-American tribalism — head over to our YouTube page.

Related to our latest episode with Michael Pollan, here’s a reader response to my October 23 column, “The Psychedelic Election”:

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