Despite our common traits, we divide ourselves up into different tribes, says Walt.
American military power, says Stephen Walt, should be first and foremost defensive.
Walt predicts that America will have to do a lot of adjustment in the next 30 or 40 years.
The Israeli lobby does not do anything substantially different from other special interest groups, Walt says, but they do tend to go after their critics with special zest.
Walt learned early on that Wiemar intellectuals behaved irresponsibly by disengaging from politics.
Over time, the Israel lobby has come to play a very influential role in American politics—and has had a pretty dramatic effect on what the United States does in the Middle East
We are living in a world now which forces us to change more rapidly than we used to.
Open discussion is critical, says Walt.
We shouldn't be expecting perfection, Walt says.
How many people can the planet fit?
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